Sanders switches from state to campaign
Mark Sanders, a top aide to Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, left his state job this week to focus full time on Strayhorn's independent gubernatorial campaign.Sanders was also Tony Sanchez's campaign spokesman in 2002.
Sanders resigned Monday as special assistant for communications at the comptroller's office, a $12,000-a-month state job.
"The comptroller filed for governor on Monday," Sanders said. "I resigned my position with the state on Monday, and I will be working as her campaign spokesman."
Using about 150 hours of vacation time, Sanders helped with the Strayhorn campaign from June through mid-October in chunks of two to eight hours a day, records and interviews show.
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