OKLAHOMA CITY - Dave Lopez is resigning from Gov. Mary Fallin's cabinet as Oklahoma's Secretary of State.

The resignation takes effect March 30, a governor's spokesman said.

Governor Mary Fallin issued the following statement:

“I appreciate Dave’s service to the state of Oklahoma during his two stints as a secretary on my executive Cabinet. As secretary of state, he helped my efforts to implement pro-growth, fiscally responsible and conservative policies to move our state forward. He also worked diligently with business leaders in the state who banded together with community members to put together the Step Up Oklahoma revenue and reform package, which narrowly failed to achieve the necessary three-fourths majority in the House of Representatives last month On education and workforce, Dave and I share an unwavering belief that the key to long-term economic prosperity is a good education and high-quality public schools. I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

In an email to colleagues, Lopez said he was resigning "so I can fully devote my time primarily to personal priorities and secondarily to business board service."

Here's a look at his resignation letter: 

Lopez has served as Secretary of State since March 2017. Before that, Lopez served the state as Gov. Fallin's Secretary of Commerce from 2011-2013.