WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mayor Vincent Gray’s deputy chief of staff has resigned.

Andrea Pringle submitted a letter of resignation on Wednesday, less than a week after it was revealed that the D.C. Board of Elections was investigating her for voting in the district last year when she lived in Maryland.

In the letter, Pringle told Gray that was stepping down because she had become a distraction to his administration.

Pringle and a new chief of staff were hired by Gray late last month in an effort to put past hiring scandals behind him and restore the public’s faith in his administration.

Pringle was a political consultant who worked on Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential bid, among other campaigns.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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