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DHS deputy commissioners announce resignations

Deputy commissioners Charles Johnson (left) and Claire Wilson will leave the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Human Service Commissioner Tony Lourey confirmed Thursday. Photo: DHS
Deputy commissioners Charles Johnson (left) and Claire Wilson will leave the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Human Service Commissioner Tony Lourey confirmed Thursday.

Updated: July 11, 2019 05:43 PM

Two top-ranking Minnesota Department of Human Services employees have resigned.

Human Service Commissioner Tony Lourey confirmed Thursday that deputy commissioners Charles Johnson and Claire Wilson are leaving the department.

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"I am grateful for the decades of service from Deputy Commissioners Chuck Johnson and Claire Wilson, and for their willingness to stay in their positions through the transition from the Dayton to Walz Administration," Lourey said in a statement. "Their guidance, leadership, and wisdom was invaluable during the legislative session. We are working to identify an interim deputy commissioner of policy and hope to announce that information in the coming days."

No reason for their resignations was given.

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