State Sen. Daniel Kagan says he will resign his Arapahoe County seat effective Jan. 11.

He is the third Senate Democrat to announce plans to exit in coming weeks.

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The Cherry Hills Village Democrat said it has been "a great honor to serve the people of Colorado for just short of a decade. An important obligation of leaders, I believe, is to be open to acknowledging that it's time to pass the torch to new leadership and for me, that time is now.

"I am comfortable with my decision, largely because I now that we have no shortage of individuals in Arapahoe County who would do a superb job of representing the people of Senate District 26," he added.

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