From the NY Daily News:
Gov. David Paterson’s communications director Peter Kauffmann has resigned his post, effective close of business today.
Here’s his statement:
“I have been honored to serve the people of New York during a difficult time in our state’s history. As a former officer in the United States Navy, integrity and commitment to public service are values I take seriously.”
“Unfortunately, as recent developments have come to light, I cannot in good conscience continue in my current position. I have notified the Governor that I am resigning as Director of Communications.”
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This comes on the heels of yesterday’s ethics charge against the governor in which it became clear that Paterson had not been truthful with Kauffmann about the circumstances surrounding the World Series game for which he obtained tickets from the New York Yankees.
Kauffmann is the third member of the Paterson administration to resign over the latest round of scandals. He follows former public safety czar Denise O’Donnell and former State Police Superintendent Harry Corbitt out the door.