Arizona Department Of Economic Security Director Mike Trailor Resigns

By Kathy Ritchie
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:19pm
Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:28pm

Mike Trailor
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Mike Trailor

On Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that the head of the Arizona Department of Economic Security has submitted his resignation.

Director Mike Trailor’s last day will be Oct. 18.

In a statement, the Governor’s Office said Trailor will move into a new role within the Office of Youth, Faith and Family where he will further the state’s efforts to combat homelessness.

In the meantime, the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Cara Christ will serve as interim director of DES. In a statement Christ said she would assist the Governor’s Office in hiring a permanent director.

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