Cruz chief of personnel leaves Capitol Hill

David Polyansky was a senior political and communications adviser for the presidential bid of Sen. Ted Cruz (pictured). | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo Cruz chief of personnel leaves Capitol Hill

Sen. Ted Cruz’s chief of personnel is departing Capitol Hill after greater than a season top rated the Texas Republican’s congressional operation in Washington and in his home state.

David Polyansky, 46, came on board as Cruz’s chief of personnel following Republican National Convention in 2016 at the same time when the senator re-focused his energies on Texas subsequent his unsuccessful presidential plan.

Story Continued Below

Now, Polyansky is time for Houston, where his family members resides, and staying in simply because a senior adviser for Cruz’s re-election plan in 2018.

“David possesses been an incredible chief of personnel and integral to the important job we’ve done the previous 18 months, from passing tax reform through the Senate, to confirming conservative jurists, to helping Texas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey,” Cruz stated in a statement.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the job our talented Senate personnel has done over the last year and a half in representing 28 million Texans and advancing Sen. Cruz’s priorities,” Polyansky stated.

Under Polyansky’s tenure, Cruz substantially emphasized focus on his home-state pursuits – be it the state’s agriculture community, security industry or NASA – which became a lot more critical after Texas was slammed by Hurricane Harvey earlier this season. The senator overhauled his constituent offerings operation, and over the last season, Cruz has held 150 occasions in Texas, which will not include his political activities as he gears up for his 2018 Senate campaign.

Polyansky was a senior political and communications adviser for Cruz’s presidential bid, and has held other senior roles for the promotions of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (in his presidential plan), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. He as well dished up as senior adviser for Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee when he ran for president in 2008.

Sign up here for POLITICO Huddle A good daily play-by-play of congressional news found in your inbox. Email SUBSCRIBE By signing up you consent to receive email news letters or alerts from POLITICO. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Pre Shah, currently Cruz’s chief counsel, will need over for Polyansky while the senator’s chief of personnel. Cruz’s legislative director, Steve Chartan, can be deputy chief of personnel while keeping his legislative obligations.

Separately, another former Cruz chief of staff, Chip Roy, announced Wednesday that he is running to displace retiring GOP Rep. Lamar Smith in Texas’s 21st Congressional District, according to the Texas Tribune.

Read more on: