ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The head of the State Highway Administration has resigned to spend more time with her family.
Forty-one-year-old Melinda Peters said Thursday she was leaving the job. She tells The Baltimore Sun that it’s time to make her personal life her first priority.READ MORE: 7 Shot, Including 5 Teenagers, In West Baltimore Friday Night
Peters, the first woman administrator of the SHA, was appointed to the post in 2011 by Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat. She tells the Sun that her resignation wasn’t related the continuing transition under Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who took office in January.READ MORE: ‘We Want To Prevent This From Happening Again’ Witnesses Describe Deadly Collision Between Fire Truck And Dirt Bike Rider In Baltimore As Advocates Call For Solutions
Deputy Administrator Doug Simmons will be the top official at the agency until a successor for Peters in named.MORE NEWS: 'It's Ridiculous': Drivers React To Increase In Gas Prices
(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)