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State Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Fairfield, has announced his resignation effective the end of the year after first being elected to his seat in 2012.

Frazier, who represents District 11 that includes portions of Solano, Contra Costa and Sacramento counties, announced the resignation Wednesday, saying he “will be seeking new opportunities in the field of transportation.”

In the resignation announcement, his office touted his influence as chair of the Assembly’s Governmental Organization Committee that oversees open meeting laws and certain state offices, as well as his advocacy for disability rights as chairman of the Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

“This is the best job that I have ever had,” Frazier said in the statement. “I have enjoyed serving the State of California and the 11th Assembly District and greatly appreciate the confidence that my constituents have shown in me over the last nine years. I am proud of the many successes that we achieved together.”