LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak's wife is resigning from the state Public Employees' Retirement Board, averting a potential conflict of interest.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports a spokeswoman for Sisolak's office confirmed Wednesday that his wife, Kathy Sisolak, will resign before he is sworn in next week as Nevada's 30th governor.
The seven-member board oversees the independent public agency that administers benefits for public sector workers in the state. Kathy Sisolak currently serves as its chair.
Nevada's soon-to-be new first lady was appointed to the PERS board by outgoing Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2011.
Kathy Sisolak — the former Kathy Ong — married Steve Sisolak on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas.
Steve Sisolak is set to be sworn in as governor on Monday.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com