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AG Kane’s spokesman leaving after 2 months on the job

HARRISBURG — The parade of press secretaries for Attorney General Kathleen Kane continues.

Aaron Sadler, her spokesman, said Friday he is leaving to take a job with the Louisiana attorney general’s office as director of communications. He began working for Kane Jan. 5. His last day is Wednesday.

“I have enjoyed working with the talented and capable staff that Attorney General Kane has assembled, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have made a positive contribution to that team,” said Sadler, who came to Harrisburg from Arkansas.

He said Pennsylvania “was just not a good fit for me personally. All my friends and family are in the South. I’ve certainly missed the culture, the warmer weather and, most importantly, the people that matter most to me.”

Carolyn Myers in Kane’s communications office will assume his duties, Sadler said.

Sadler replaced Renee Martin, a Kane spokeswoman who returned to her job as education and outreach director as part of a “realignment” in December.

Cathryn Hinesley was hired that month as an assistant press secretary with responsibility for media relations and speechwriting.

Previous media-related departures included communications directors Joe Peters and Ellen Melody, and Deputy Press Secretary Dennis Fisher.

The realignment of Kane’s communications office followed several recent departures from her senior staff.

A statewide grand jury has recommended criminal charges against Kane related to a leak of possible grand jury materials by her office. Kane will contest the legitimacy of that grand jury and its special prosecutor next month before the state Supreme Court.

Her staff departures began in 2013, her first year in office, before the grand jury was empaneled.

Brad Bumsted is Trib Total Media’s state Capitol reporter. He can be reached at 717-787-1405 or [email protected].


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