Two from Sarah Palin’s ‘Inner Circle’ Resign from Gov. Parnell Administration

Frank Bailey resigned as the director of Boards and Commissions.

Frank Bailey resigned as the director of Boards and Commissions.

Editor’s note: This story incorrectly stated that Kris Perry announced her resignation Tuesday. That announcement was in fact made prior to Gov. Sarah Palin’s resignation.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two major players in former Gov. Sarah Palin’s administration won’t continue on with Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration.

Frank Bailey, director of Boards and Commissions, said he was stepping down Tuesday.

Kris Perry, former governor Sarah Palin's closest confidant, has resigned.

Kris Perry, former governor Sarah Palin's closest confidant, has resigned ahead of Palin's departure from office.

Kris Perry, who managed Palin’s Anchorage office, turned in her resignation sometime before Palin herself resigned Sunday, governor’s office spokesperson Sharon Leighow said.

Both Perry and Bailey were considered as being in Palin’s “inner circle,” and Perry was regarded as Palin’s closest confidant.

Bailey came under fire during the so-called “Troopergate” scandal after a recording revealed Bailey was attempting to pressure the Alaska State Troopers into firing Palin’s former brother in-law, Mike Wooten.

Bailey was placed on five week’s administrative leave with pay, and when he returned to work, ethics training was recommended.

Bailey resigned Tuesday afternoon. His last day on the job is Aug. 15.  There is no word yet on his replacement.

Perry’s job has been filled by Cindy Sims, who managed Parnell’s office while he was lieutenant governor.

During Sunday’s farewell speech, Palin personally thanked Perry for her service.

Both Perry and Bailey worked on Palin’s campaign for governor.

KTUU

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