The Associated Press reported this morning that Jason Kreizenbeck, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's chief of staff, is leaving the governor's office "to pursue other professional interests."
Kreizenbeck took over the position in November 2007, following eight years at Micron, where he served as state government coordinator and director of government affairs. Before joining Micron, Kreizenbeck worked as deputy campaign manager and finance director for Rep. Mike Simpson and was a field director for Gov. Phil Batt's campaign. He also worked in the Idaho Legislature as a lobbyist for a variety of clients.