In a prepared statement, Governor Pence announced the resignation of State Auditor Dwayne Sawyer. Sawyer was appointed to the position just four months ago. At the time, Pence cited Sawyer’s expertise in computerizing public records. Sawyer cited personal reasons for his resignation. No further details are available at this time. The full text of the Governor’s statement follows:
Indianapolis, IN–Governor Mike Pence announced that he accepted Dwayne Sawyer’s resignation as Auditor of State, and offered the following statement:
“I have accepted Dwayne Sawyer’s resignation as Auditor of State effective December 15, 2013. His reason for resigning had to do with personal and family circumstances, and I respect his decision to step aside. Hoosiers can be assured that Mr. Sawyer’s resignation had nothing to do with his fiduciary responsibilities for the state or his execution of his duties as Auditor. This office will always be grateful for Mr. Sawyer’s service and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Dwayne Sawyer stated in his letter of resignation, “Due to family and personal concerns, I have come to the conclusion that it will be in the best interests of my family and the people of Indiana whom I have been honored to serve that I resign from the office of Indiana auditor of state.”
Mr. Sawyer’s letter of resignation can be found attached.