DALLAS — Phil Wilson, a former aide to Gov. Rick Perry recently named executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation, should be paid twice as much as his predecessor, according to the new chairman of the board that oversees TxDOT.

Texas Transportation Commission chairman Ted Houghton, whom Perry named last week to replace Deirdre Delisi, recommended in a letter that Wilson receive a salary of $381,000, more than double what former executive director Amadeo Saenz earned.

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