(WASHINGTON) -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will not be sticking around for much of President Obama's second term.
An Interior Department official confirms to ABC News that Salazar will leave the Obama administration at the end of March and return to his native Colorado.
Salazar, 57, served as a senator from The Centennial State from 2005 to 2009 before being chosen to join the president's cabinet.
His departure was first reported by the Denver Post. The newspaper says Salazar is expected to broadly announce on Wednesday that he is leaving.
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