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Nevada Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall to resign and accept White House position: report

Nevada Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall (D) is reportedly planning on resigning from her post to accept a position with the Biden White House.

The Nevada Independent reported on Monday that Marshall is slated to become the White House’s senior adviser to governors, citing sources.

Marshall has served as Nevada’s lieutenant governor since 2019. Before that, she was elected as Nevada’s state treasurer in 2006 and 2010.

Her reportedly forthcoming resignation will mark the latest in a number of departures from Nevada’s executive chamber. According to The Nevada Independent, chief of staff Michelle White and senior adviser Scott Gilles both announced that they were stepping down last month.

Nevada is scheduled to hold an election for lieutenant governor in November 2022.

Marshall was an early supporter of Biden’s during the 2020 democratic primaries, endorsing the then-candidate before the Nevada caucuses in February.

She said Biden would help break “gridlock” in Washington and bridge partisan divides.

“In a moment of such intense partisanship and division, the most radical message we as Democrats can offer is one of unity and moving past the Washington gridlock. Joe embodies that spirit and gives me hope that we as a country can move past our current political climate,” Marshall said in a statement.

“Joe Biden stands out for his experience in invoking big, progressive change on challenging issues like health care, domestic violence, and protecting the environment,” she added.

Biden ended up securing a second-place finish in the Nevada caucuses, coming in behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Biden, however, gained momentum during the next contest in South Carolina when he overwhelmingly won the state, leading a number of moderate candidates to drop out of the race and coalesce around the former vice president.

Biden has worked to maintain a strong relationship with local officials throughout his tenure in the White House thus far, especially governors and mayors.

In July he appointed nine governors to be members of the Council of Governors, a bipartisan group established in 2010, to serve two-year terms.

The Hill reached out to the White House and Marshall’s office for additional information.

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