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Thu., May 8, 2014, 12:14 p.m.

Top Inslee aide stepping down

OLYMPIA -- Ted Sturdevant, the head of Gov. Jay Inslee's legislative affairs and policy office, will step down at the end of June.

In an e-mail to legislators today, Sturdevant said he decided "it's time for a different pace and a different work-life balance."  Sturdevant, who was director of the Department of Ecology under Inslee's predecessor Christine Gregoire, and said he first went to work for the Oregon Legislature 30 years ago.

"I have an enormous amount of respect for those of you who are willing to surmount those obstacles and make the sacrifices required to serve the state as elected leaders," he wrote in the e-mail.

Inslee's office said no decision has been made on a replacement.

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981. He is currently the political reporter and state government reporter in the newspaper's Olympia bureau office.

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