State Treasurer Andy Dillon will resign his position.
In a statement released Friday, Dillon cites the media attention from a messy divorce as his primary reason for stepping down.
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Dillon says it would be unfair to both his family and Michigan residents to continue as treasurer amid the controversies and litigation surrounding an acrimonious divorce. He has also struggled with drinking. Dillon says his family deserves privacy, and Michigan residents deserve to know their treasurer is not distracted.
Dillon is best known for his role in helping to usher the city of Detroit into emergency management and bankruptcy. Governor Rick Snyder also cited Dillon’s work on overhauling Michigan’s tax structure in a statement accepting the resignation.
Dillon is a former Democratic state House Speaker who joined Governor Snyder’s administration after failing to win his own party’s nomination for governor. Dillon’s resignation is expected to take effect November first.