DALLAS — Two former aides to Texas Gov. Rick Perry now hold top positions at the Texas Department of Transportation after former energy lobbyist and secretary of state Phil Wilson was named the agency’s executive director.

Wilson, whose appointment was approved in a closed-door unanimous vote by the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday, will draw a salary of at least $292,500, which is $100,000 higher than that of his predecessor, Amadeo Saenz.

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