- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Colorado’s board of education has named Dr. Katy Anthes as interim education commissioner following the resignation of the state schools chief.

Anthes, who was previously the Department of Education’s chief of staff, was named to the interim post Friday after Richard Crandall submitted his resignation Thursday after only four months on the job.

Crandall cited the demands of his large family living out of state as well as “the demands of the position and the time required to fully serve a state as diverse and expansive as Colorado.”

Denver’s KUSA-TV reports he has 13 children and five grandchildren.

Crandall, a Republican, resigned his seat in the Arizona Senate after being appointed by Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to lead the state education department there in 2013. That position was eventually ruled unconstitutional by the Wyoming Supreme Court.

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