Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued this statement on the resignation of state Corrections Director Brent Reinke:
“I have appreciated Director Reinke’s effort, enthusiasm and empathy throughout my tenure as Governor. It’s a tough job, and nobody in Idaho history has done it longer. Brent has my thanks for his hard work and commitment. I wish him the best in all his future endeavors.”
Reinke took over the Department of Correction in January of 2007, after serving 10 years as the state's director of juvenile corrections; prior to that, he was a Twin Falls County commissioner and business owner.