After New York state lawmakers convened for one day of the 2024 legislative session, state Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner unexpectedly announced she will resign from her seat representing the 77th District in the Bronx. 

Joyner, 37, posted her decision to resign in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, early Thursday afternoon. Her resignation will take effect midnight Monday as the assemblywoman says she's leaving public service to pursue a different professional opportunity.

"Serving in this capacity has been an immense privilege," Joyner said. "The victories we achieved together — for Bronx families, our community and New Yorkers across the state — will forever be among my proudest accomplishments."

Joyner chairs the Assembly Labor Committee and is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative and Legislative Women's caucuses.

"After careful consideration and with much difficulty, I have decided to bring this chapter of my life to a close," Joyner said. "While I am leaving public service, I am pursuing an exciting new opportunity that will allow me to continue serving our community and state in fresh ways."

Gov. Kathy Hochul will announce a special election to fill Joyner's seat in the 150-member Assembly because her resignation was announced before April 11, or the state Board of Elections' last day to file regular ballot petitions.

The election will take place sometime this spring, likely in April.