Legislator Steven T. Harter, R-LeRay, said he will likely step down from his post when the sale of his home is finalized and he moves to the town of Watertown.
Maybe Ill be here next (meeting), or maybe I wont, Mr. Harter said at the Board of Legislators meeting Tuesday.
Donald G.M. Coon III, the Jefferson County Republican Party chairman, will recommend a replacement to the board to serve the rest of his term, which expires at the end of 2013.
No decisions have been made regarding a recommendation, Mr. Coon said in an email message.
Mr. Harter was appointed to the board in 2011 after Kenneth D. Blankenbush won a seat in the state Assembly.
A retired banker and the administrative clerk to the LeRay town supervisor, Mr. Harter ran unopposed in November 2011. He said he was likely to finalize his move in the next 30 days.
He told legislators he did not intend to be a long-term legislator and told Legislator Robert D. Ferris, a Republican who represents the town of Watertown, he will pose no electoral challenge to him in the November 2013 race.
I will be voting for Legislator Ferris, Mr. Harter said.