Kieran Shanahan will step down as state public safety secretary in less than a week. Shanahan was among then-Governor-elect Pat McCrory's first cabinet appointees.
In his resignation letter, Shanahan said he told the governor last December that his service hinged on two factors: his legal career and his wife's military career. Lisa Shanahan is receiving a Naval promotion to Rear Admiral and he said being away from his law practice was proving to be a challenge. McCrory says he understands that.