The following statement is attributed to Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley:
"I respect the decision of Paul Morrison to resign from office. I also respect and commend his decision to stay in office until he is finished prosecuting the Jodi Sanderholm murder case in Cowley County.
"His decision to finish this case is indicative of his long-standing commitment to justice throughout his years of public service.
"I am confident Governor Sebelius will select the right person to restore every Kansan’s faith in the office of Attorney General.
"This is a private matter and I hope that everyone will respect the privacy of Paul, Joyce and their children during this difficult time."