Oregon Governor Resigns
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has announced his resignation.
…Kitzhaber announced Friday that he would resign from office, a conclusion to the months-long scandal regarding energy consulting fees Kitzhaber’s fiance received while she was working as an unpaid adviser to the governor’s office.
“It is not in my nature to walk away from a job I have undertaken — it is to stand and fight for the cause,” Kitzhaber said in a statement. “For that reason I apologize to all those people who gave of their faith, time, energy and resources to elect me to a fourth term last year and who have supported me over the past three decades. ”
Kitzhaber has faced increasing calls to resign this week over reports indicating his fiancee advised the governor and state employees on energy policy while getting paid by a group advocating on the issue.
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