Lt. Gov Gets Resignation Letter Inviting Her to Dinner

It's from her husband, who's retiring, thinks she should consider 'more lucrative position'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2017 1:24 PM CST
Lt. Gov. Gets Resignation Letter—From Her Husband
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno with husband Michael during a prayer service in celebration of her inauguration with Gov. Chris Christie at the New Hope Baptist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Newark.   (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation—from her own husband. Kim Guadagno's husband, Michael, is an appeals court judge, reports the AP, and in order to collect his pension, he is required by law to notify Kim Guadagno in her dual role as secretary of state that he'll reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 this month. "With your term ending in January 2018, and my income substantially reduced, this may be an excellent opportunity for you to consider a career change to a more lucrative position," he wrote, per the Asbury Park Press, in a reference to her campaign to replace Chris Christie as governor.

But "while we are on the subject," Michael Guadagno offered up some seeming support: "I take this opportunity to remind you that you receive no pension for your work as Lieutenant Governor or Secretary of State, even though, to date, you have served as acting Governor for more than five hundred days." He wrote that they could discuss it "over dinner." (More Kim Guadagno stories.)

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