Transportation’s No. 2 man moving to different agency

Steve Reinmuth, the state Department of Transportation’s chief of staff, has resigned to take a position with Labor and Industries. Reinmuth has been the agency’s No. 2 man for 7 1/2 years. He follows Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond, who new governor Jay Inslee replaced March 8 with Lynn Peterson, an Oregon transportation planner.
Before landing at DOT, Reinmuth was an attorney with the Attorney General’s Office for 17 years, the last five representing DOT. Then he worked a year for a private law firm. His last day at DOT will be April 15.
At L&I, Reinmuth will chief operating officer for insurance services.