Coffee stepping down as secretary of state
BY Staff Reports
Friday, December 07, 2012
12/07/12 at 10:32 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Secretary of State Glenn Coffee announced his resignation Friday morning, effective no later than Jan. 31.
In addition to his duties as secretary of state, Coffee has acted as one of Gov. Mary Fallin's chief advisors and negotiators on various issues.
“Serving the state of Oklahoma has been my dream since I was a small boy,” Coffee said. “Being able to serve on such a high level, first as Senate president pro tem and then as secretary of state, is truly a dream come true.
“While I am sad to leave my post in the Fallin administration, I could not be happier with the course that Governor Fallin has charted for the state of Oklahoma.”
A press release from Fallin's office said Coffee would be leaving to "pursue opportunities in the private sector."