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Former Irving Mayor Van Duyne Accepts Post in Trump Administration

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. May 8, 2017

Beth Van Duyne announced Monday she accepted the Trump Administration position of Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Southwest Region VI.

The announcement follows much speculation the now former Irving mayor would join the administration. Based out of HUD’s Fort Worth Regional Office, Van Duyne will oversee department programs and operations for Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Van Duyne said she was honored to serve in the position, which reports to HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson.

In February, Van Duyne announced she would not seek a third term as Irving’s mayor. After Donald Trump’s White House win, Van Duyne visited Trump Tower, fueling speculation about such an appointment.

Van Duyne was Irving’s first woman mayor, elected in 2011 after serving on the city council from 2004-10 and as Deputy Mayor Pro Tem.

On her facebook page, Van Duyne said Monday afternoon, "It's official! I have joined the Trump Administration and will be working with Secretary Ben Carson for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Thank you to all of the wonderful people in Irving, North Texas and around the country with whom I have served and worked these last 13 years. Your support, guidance and mentoring have been inspiring. I look forward to continuing to serve the people in my community and country."



 


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