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Friday, April 27, 2007

WSDOT chief to resign

Christine Gregoire's office has just announced that Department of Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald informed the Governor he will be resigning in late July. He says he "plans to live in Seattle and pursue new opportunities in the environmental and transportation fields" but did not elaborate further.

MacDonald has led WSDOT - which primarily oversees highway construction, roads maintenance, and operates the ferry system - for six years.

The Governor thanked MacDonald for his leadership and extended her best wishes.
"Secretary MacDonald has led WSDOT with energy and enthusiasm. The many successful projects and positive results from WSDOT during his time as secretary speak to his ability as a leader and his commitment to service. I am grateful for his service and wish him luck on the next chapter in his life."
The Governor has not yet chosen a successor, but she will likely make an announcement this summer as MacDonald prepares to leave.

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