State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon passed away Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, according to Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert.

McClendon served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1996-2016 for District 120, which includes parts of the San Antonio area.

She announced her resignation in January of 2016, citing the desire to spend more time with family.

McClendon chaired the House Committee on Rules and Resolutions and served on the appropriations and transportation committees.