Huntsman Cabinet Nominee Quits

Huntsman Cabinet Nominee Quits

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It was just a week ago that Governor Huntsman named the members of his cabinet. But one of his top picks has already quit.

Sylvia Haro sent an e-mail to the governor's office yesterday backing out of her job as director of community development and the arts.

Haro says she wants to spend more time with her family, and won't be able to put as much into the job as Utah deserves.

Her appointment was heralded because Haro would have been the first Hispanic to hold a cabinet-level position in Utah.

But instead of taking the job she'll stay on as regional president of Zions Bank's multi-cultural region.

Huntsman officials say they're disappointed that Haro quit, but they understand if it's not the right time for her.

The move could be embarrassing for the administration, because Huntsman prides himself on picking the right people to lead state government.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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