David R. Craig, who finished second in the 2014 Republican primary for governor, is leaving the Cabinet of former rival Gov. Larry Hogan.
Craig, a former Harford County executive, will step down as the state's secretary of planning next month to head the Maryland World War I Centennial Commission, Hogan announced Friday.
The veteran Republican officeholder will be succeeded by Wendi Peters, who now serves as his deputy.
Craig, 67, became the only one of Hogan's three rivals for the nomination to take a position in the new administration when Hogan became governor in January 2015.
"I would like to thank David for his service at the Department of Planning and...