New Hire Resigns From Gray Administration

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011  |  Updated 8:46 PM EDT
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Mayor Gray Shakes Up Staff

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Mayor Gray Shakes Up Staff

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray named a new chief of staff and deputy chief of staff Tuesday on the heels of a rocky first eight months in office.
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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s new deputy chief of staff has already resigned.

The D.C. Board of Elections launched an investigation into Andi Pringle after activist Dorothy Brizill revealed Pringle voted in the D.C. primary last year even though she lived in Maryland. Brizill filed a formal complaint Friday.

“This afternoon, I accepted the resignation of my Deputy Chief of Staff, Andi Pringle," Gray said in a statement released Wednesday evening. "I appreciate her taking responsibility for her actions.”

According to The Washington Post:

 

The source, who was not authorized to speak on the matter, said Pringle was giving Gray her resignation letter Wednesday because she believes she has become a “distraction” in the mayor’s office.

 

Gray said earlier Wednesday he was unaware Pringle voted in the D.C. primary last year even though she lived in Maryland.

“Do I wish this had not happened? Of course I wish this had not happened,” Gray said. “Do I wish we didn’t have to deal with this? Of course, especially since this is something we were hoping to get past since the very early days of the administration.”

Pringle apologized last week, saying she voted in D.C. because she hadn’t severed ties, hadn’t established residency in Montgomery County and planned to move back to the District.

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