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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A day after leaving his post as speaker of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, Mike Turzai has become general counsel for the Pittsburgh-based natural gas division of Essential Utilities Inc.

The company made the announcement Tuesday. Turzai, a suburban Pittsburgh Republican, was an ally of Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry while in office.

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The Associated Press reported in January that Turzai had received an offer from the company before Turzai announced that he wasn’t running for re-election.

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In 2017, Turzai announced a run for governor, but dropped out. Turzai was speaker for five and-a-half years, and served as majority leader for four years before that.

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