Governor Bill Haslam says he doesn’t expect any more departures from his cabinet, following the resignation of Steve Cates.
The General Services commissioner is the fifth person to leave the administration since February.
Speaking to reporters at the Nashville Farmers’ Market, Governor Haslam said the resignations should be kept in perspective. He pointed out that only 5 people in his 32-member cabinet have stepped aside.
“That’s really not a lot,” he said “But a handful, several of those folks said, ‘Hey, I’m just coming for two years.”
Haslam said everyone else should stay in the cabinet through the end of his term.