Governor's top aide resigns

Governor Palin’s Chief of Staff Mike Tibbles has resigned his position as the top aide in charge of the daily management of the administration. Tibbles was Palin’s campaign manager during the 2006 election and joined the governor’s staff shortly after the election. Deputy Chief of Staff Mike Nizich will temporarily take over the position. Among other staff changes announced today, Russ Kelly will move to Washington DC to work for the governor’s office there. He is currently the legislative liaison for the governor.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau