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Hamilton County administrator leaving in Sept.

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 18:00:59-05

CINCINNATI -- Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman is leaving his job... in about eight months.

Sigman submitted his resignation effective in September, Commissioner Chris Monzel told WCPO Friday afternoon.

Christian Sigman (Courtesy Hamilton County Administration)

Sigman became administrator in 2011, when Republicans took control of the three-member board of county commissioners. Recently, he was one of two finalists for the job of city manager in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but ultimately, that city hired its internal candidate.

When he heard of Sigman interviewing in Virginia Beach, Commissioner Todd Portune said it’s not uncommon for county administrators to last only a few years on the job.

Hamilton County's leadership has been undergoing changes, with commissioner Greg Hartmann announcing he wouldn't run for reelection and stepping down early to let Dennis Deters, brother of Hartmann's longtime mentor Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, take over.

Dennis Deters, a Republican, is expected to face serious competition from Democratic State Rep. Denise Driehaus in November's election. Portune, a Democrat, also faces a challenge from Anderson Township Trustee Andrew Pappas, a Republican.