Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, speaks on the House floor in Olympia in 2015. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, speaks on the House floor in Olympia in 2015. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte, File)

Ellensberg lawmaker quits leadership post amid allegations

Manweller has been the subject of new reports of sexual harassment. He denies everything.

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