State Relations

Governor’s Chief of Staff to Step Down

The Governor’s office announced this afternoon that Tom Fitzsimmons, her chief of staff since taking office in January 2005 will step down.  Fitzsimmons has decided to resign his position after serving in the position for the past two and a half years.

Fitzsimmons also served as Governor Gary Locke’s chief of staff for the last 18 months of his administration.  He previously served as Director of the Department of Ecology.  No word from the Governor’s office on a replacement for Fitzsimmons though they did announce that he will stay on through the transition of the new appointee.