Deputy Attorney General Andy Cook plans to leave the state
Department of Justice at the end of the week.
issued a news release Wednesday saying that Cook's last day
will be Friday. The release said he's leaving to pursue
"opportunities outside of state service." The
release included a statement from Cook saying he has decided
to return to the public sector. He did not elaborate.
as an adviser on Attorney General Brad Schimel campaign and
has been his top aide at DOJ since Schimel was elected in
2014. Schimel called him a "dear friend" in the
said Schimel has promoted DOJ Senior Counsel Paul Connell to
the deputy post and picked Assistant Deputy Attorney General
Delanie Breuer as new senior counsel.