Rep. Christine Fox-Finlinson, R-Lehi, resigned Tuesday from the Utah Legislature, a move that wasn't unexpected. She recently moved from the district.

Fox-Finlinson, the House majority leader, will work as a lobbyist and an attorney. She announced earlier this year that she wouldn't seek re-election after marrying Fred Finlinson and relocating outside Lehi.Fox-Finlinson was appointed to the Legislature in 1987 after her husband died during his first term in office. She was elected to five subsequent two-year terms and was the most powerful woman in the Legislature.

Republican David N. Cox and Democrat George F. Tripp are running for Fox-Finlinson's seat. The election is Nov. 3.