Templeton leaving agency post Monday
Catherine Templeton’s sometimes stormy but always eventful tenure as the state’s environmental and health chief ended Thursday with her resignation after less than three years at the much-criticized agency.
The decision by Templeton, a former union-fighting lawyer and state labor department chief, decision to quit came as no surprise to close associates.
She consistently has said she did not want to make running the Department of Health and Environmental Control a career job. Her exit fueled speculation about a run for office but no word leaked about her future plans.
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