Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, who announced earlier this year she wasn't seeking a third term, confirmed Monday she's accepted a position with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
On Facebook, 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.
God bless you.
In March, Van Duyne said she wouldn't seek reelection in Irving and in March announced she was going to accept a position with President Donald Trump's administration, though she declined to elaborate further.
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According to a report by The Texas Tribune, Van Duyne will be the regional administrator overseeing Region VI, which includes Texas and adjacent states Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
She'll be based out of the HUD's Fort Worth Regional Office.