State Treasurer Coffman Resigns To Serve In Iraq

A big announcement from Colorado's State Treasurer, Thursay. Mike Coffman says he is stepping down from his position and volunteering for active military duty. During a news conference in Denver, Coffman said he wants to use his experience from his civilian job to help establish a democratic government in Iraq.

It was tough for the treasurer, whether to continue serve the state or serve the nation by returning to the Marine Corps, but he feels his task ahead will be an important one.

Coffman's resignation will take effect next month. He hopes to regain his job with the state treasurer's office when he returns in about nine months.

Also Thursday, reports out of Denver said that Secretary of State Donetta Davidson has told Governor Bill Owens she may resign to take a federal post.


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