Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's fourth education secretary in five years resigned on Wednesday, saying he was ready to start "a different chapter of my life."
David Long, the former superintendent of schools in Riverside County whom Schwarzenegger touted as having "the most unbelievable experience" last March, lasted 18 months on the job.
The governor's office did not announce Long's resignation, though they made him available for an interview after The Bee obtained his resignation letter. No replacement has been named.
Long, a Republican, said his relationship with the governor remained strong throughout his tenure: "I came to Sacramento for a reason, and his name was Arnold Schwarzenegger."
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