(KTEN) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has withdrawn his nomination for Shelley Zumwalt to serve as Secretary of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage in his cabinet.

The decision comes after Attorney General Gentner Drummond called for her resignation last week following the release of a state audit. The audit found that when she was the head of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Zumwalt approved contracts worth more than $8 million while failing to disclose that her husband served as vice president for the vendor.

A statement from Shelley Zumwalt provided to KTEN reads, in part:

"Today I am withdrawing my cabinet nomination from consideration with the Senate. The sole reason for this decision is to eliminate any distractions from my service to Oklahomans."

Zumwalt will continue to serve as executive director of Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation.

"I commend Gov. Stitt for withdrawing the nomination of Ms. Zumwalt," Drummond said in a post on Twitter/X. "[She] should not be allowed to serve in any leadership position that oversees the expenditure of our tax dollars."