PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber’s choice to lead the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has withdrawn her name from consideration.
A Kitzhaber spokesman says Kendall Clawson decided to keep her current job as the governor’s executive appointments director.
The OLCC has been without a permanent director since the governor forced Steve Pharo into retirement last year.
Merle Lindsey is running the agency on an interim basis.
The five-member OLCC board will ultimately decide whether to hire Kitzhaber’s choice.