State Rep. Scott Petri, a Republican representing the 178th legislative district in Bucks County, is leaving office for a top job with the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Petri, whose district includes Northampton, Upper Makefield, Wrightstown, Solebury and New Hope recently made the announcement.

He will begin his new duties as executive director of the Authority, Jan. 2, overseeing 1,000 employees and earning an annual salary of $210,000. -PW