ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state’s chief information officer is leaving Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration.

Commissioner Carolyn Parnell will step down Jan. 5 to pursue other work. She announced her departure Tuesday in an email to employees. Dayton appointed Parnell in 2011.

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As head of Minnesota’s information technology branch, called MN.IT, Parnell consolidated all of the state’s IT services. MN.IT also had a hand in the rocky rollout of the state’s health insurance exchange.

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Parnell is the third member of Dayton’s cabinet to depart since the Democratic governor won a second term this fall. Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board Commissioner Tony Sertich and Metropolitan Council Chair Sue Haigh announced their resignations last month.

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