One of Gov. Larry Hogan's chief political advisers is leaving his government job.
Steve Crim, Hogan's 2014 campaign manager and current director of public affairs, will step down from his post May 27.
Crim, who has spent his career in politics, helped Hogan found the Change Maryland organization in 2011 that eventually formed the basis of the Republican governor's upset win in Maryland.
Hogan released a statement foreshadowing more collaboration.
"I am grateful to Steve for his hard work and dedication," Hogan said. "It is in large part due to his vision and commitment that we have the opportunity to change Maryland for the better. I wish him the best of luck and look forward to working with him again in the future."