Chris Traylor is leaving as Texas’ social services czar next month

AUSTIN — Chris Traylor will retire as head of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission at the end of next month, legislative officials with knowledge of his decision said late Thursday.

Traylor, who canceled retirement plans last spring to serve as social services czar, will have lasted in the job just 11 months.

Gov. Greg Abbott, who in June named Traylor executive commissioner of the agency, will select his successor.

It’s unclear whether Abbott has decided on a new leader, though many expect his longtime aide Charles Smith will get the nod.

Source: Chris Traylor is leaving as Texas’ social services czar next month DALLAS MORNING NEWS

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