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Sen. Paula Julander Resigns

Sen. Paula Julander Resigns

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Long-time state Senator Paula Julander has resigned, citing health reasons.

Julander was hospitalized over the weekend with an intestinal illness.

She has recommended her husband, Rod Julander, be tapped to fill her seat.

A Democrat, Paula Julander has represented District two which covers most of Salt Lake City.

She served in the House from 1988 through 1992 and was elected to the Senate in 1998.

The retired nurse is best known for her unsuccessful efforts to pass legislation to require gun owners keep their weapons in locked storage cases and to require health-insurance companies cover the cost of contraception.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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