Paul Rainwater Resigns Post
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Yesterday, Paul Rainwater announced that he was resigning his post as Bobby Jindal's Chief of Staff.
Here's the story from Governor Jindal's office
This is the official press release
Chief of Staff Paul Rainwater, from Southwest Louisiana, announced on Tuesday that after six years of service in the Jindal Administration he will be leaving to pursue opportunities in the private sector effective March 3. Governor Jindal named Kyle Plotkin as Rainwater's replacement.
Governor Jindal also announced that effective March 3, Michael Reed and Shannon Bates would take over the roles of Communications Director and Deputy Communications Director respectively. Reed replaces Plotkin who is becoming Chief of Staff, and Bates will take over Reed's current role of Deputy Communication's Director.
Governor Jindal said, "Paul is a good friend, and what I admire most about him is his willingness to serve no matter what the position is or what the work entails. It comes from his service in the military and his service to our state and country. He has been here since day one, holding four different positions in the administration, and he has always risen to the occasion no matter what challenge we faced. From leading our state through multiple storm recoveries to helping make state government more effective and less expensive for taxpayers, he has approached every job with a servant's heart. Paul will be missed, but he is leaving the job in good hands.
Paul Rainwater said, "It has been an honor to serve the Governor. I have the utmost personal and professional respect for Governor Jindal. I believe in the reforms that we have worked so hard on for the past six years. We have built a stronger economy, brought pride back too the state, shrunk the size of government, and held the line on taxes."
We remember how active Paul Rainwater was in the day to day business here in Lake Charles and wish him all the best!