The president of the Rhode Island Senate is withdrawing her membership on the Newport Democratic City Committee after almost 30 years in the group.
Committee Chairman Bud Cicilline wrote in an email last month that Teresa Paiva Weed asked to be withdrawn as a member because her schedule doesn't allow her to attend meetings.
Weed's biography on the Rhode Island General Assembly website says she's been a member of the committee since 1988.
Weed is facing a re-election challenge from Republican Sav Rebecchi. She says she hopes to win another term as Senate president next January. The Democrat represents Jamestown and Newport.
Weed couldn't immediately be reached for comment.