(Bismarck, ND) — Senator Ray Holmberg is stepping down as the Legislative Management Chair. The move comes after Holmberg got heat last week for exchanging over 70 text messages with 34-year-old incarcerated child porn suspect Nicholas Morgan-Derosier. Grand Forks County Jail records confirm that the text exchange took place while Morgan-Derosier was behind bars last year. Democrat-NPL Chairman Patrick Hart called on Holmberg last week to step down from his position as chair and to release the contents of the texts. The Chair of Legislative Management is given the power to allocate millions in federal relief. Longtime North Dakota lawmaker Chet Pollert says he supports state Senator Ray Holmberg’s decision to step down as chairman of the state Legislative Management Committee. The state Representative says Holmberg did the right thing for the state.