Michigan Democratic state Rep. Tim Melton is leaving office and moving to California to join Michelle Rhee’s education reform group StudentsFirst, the Huffington Post reports. Melton is in his third and last term in Michigan’s state House, and told the Detroit Free Press that a new role at StudentsFirst as the group’s national legislative director is “right in my wheelhouse. I’ll be able to continue to work on the things I’m passionate about.”

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