La. coastal leader leaving Jindal administration
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's coastal chief, Garret Graves, is leaving state government this month.
Graves has been chairman of the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for six years. Jindal announced Tuesday that Graves' last day will be Feb. 17.
The governor's office didn't give any reason for Graves' resignation, but praised his time leading the state's coastal restoration efforts.
Graves says he's not sure of his next job plans yet. He says he'll be taking "some down time with family" before choosing another position.
Jindal has appointed Graves' chief deputy, Jerome Zeringue, to fill the CPRA chairmanship.
Zeringue has been deputy executive director of the CPRA and coastal activities adviser in the governor's office. Before that, he was director of the Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District.
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