Arkansas Governor's Deputy Resigning To Go To Private Sector

Jun 13, 2016

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's deputy chief of staff has announced he is leaving his post a little more than a month after the governor's chief of staff resigned to work in the private sector.

Hutchinson's office announced Monday that Deputy Chief of Staff Jon Gilmore will leave at the end of June to also pursue "private sector opportunities," including starting a consulting firm.

The announcement comes a few weeks after the May departure of former chief of staff Michael Lamoureux, who was recruited from his position as president pro tempore of the state Senate. Hutchinson announced last month that Alison Williams, his director of state-federal relations, would be his new chief of staff.

In a written statement, Hutchinson praised Gilmore for his work including as his campaign manager in 2014.