D.C. Fire Chief Rubin Announces Resignation

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    WASHINGTON - JUNE 22: Washington, DC Mayor Adrian Fenty (L) and DC Fire Chief Dennis Rubin (C) talk with each other as they respond to the site of two Red Line Metrorail trains that collided with one another between the Fort Totten and Takoma Park stations during the evening rush hour June 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. Early reports indicated at least four people died and dozens of injuries were sustained in the accident. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    First Michelle Rhee.  Now Dennis Rubin.

    D.C.'s fire chief is the latest member of Mayor Adrian Fenty's regime to announce his resignation in the wake of Vincent Gray's victory in the District's mayoral primary. 

    Rubin, who was named D.C.'s fire chief in March 2007, said he won't stay on past the end of his contract January 2, when "the new administration takes over."

    Rubin made the announcement via an e-mail updating his contact information:

    "Attached is my new contact information. Please start using this information immediately. I will be leaving the District of Columbia Fire Department effective January 2, 2011 as the new Administration takes over. My current plan is to provide consultant services until I find a full time position that is a good fit for me. I wanted everyone to know how to maintain contact with me and thank everyone for their support during the last four years. What a great opportunity that Mayor Fenty has provided and I will leave this great City without regret."

    Rubin has been responsible for the management and supervision of more than 2,000 employees and an annual operating budget in excess of $170 million, according to D.C. government's website.

    Schools Chancellor Rhee announced her resignation on Oct. 13.

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