Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding resignation of DOC Secretary Dan Pacholke

February 8, 2016

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"Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke submitted his resignation this morning, saying he hoped that his move would end the political blood thirst of Senate Republicans. I doubt it will accomplish that, and I'm sorry to see a dedicated public servant end his tenure this way.

"Dan was working hard to get the Department of Corrections through difficult times and he clearly felt that would be impossible under the current political climate in Olympia. I will be working with Dan in the coming days on a transition plan for the department."

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Jaime Smith
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
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