Text of Sebelius’ resignation letter

Text of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ letter of resignation submitted Tuesday to Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh:

Dear Secretary Thornburgh: It has been my extraordinary honor and privilege to serve the people of Kansas as governor. I look forward to serving Kansans, President Obama and the rest of the nation in my new role as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Please accept this letter as my official resignation from the office of governor effective today, April 28, 2009, upon my confirmation as health and human services secretary by the United States Senate. Sincerely, Kathleen Sebelius