10 Candidates Considered for Executive Director of TDCJ

Ten people, all who already work for Texas Department of Criminal Justice, are being considered for as replacement for retiring Executive Director Brad Livingston.

Livingston, who leaves his post in August, leads nearly 40,000 employees, manages a $3 billion annual budget, directs more than 100 prisons with nearly 150,000 inmates and oversees the hotly debated execution of Texas prisoners on death row.

Livingston joined TDCJ in 1997 as deputy director of the financial services division.  In 2001, he became the chief financial officer and in 2004 was promoted to executive director.

The board has not set a selection date but will announce its pick during an open meeting.   The next scheduled board meeting is June 24th.

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