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Governor Nominates Clark A. Harms for Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

Salt Lake City - Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., has nominated Clark A. Harms of Centerville to serve as the newest member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. If confirmed by the Utah Senate, Harms will replace former Chair Don Blanchard.

"Although all of the finalists are well qualified for this integral part of our criminal justice system, Clark has the right combination of qualities that will make him a great member of the Board," said Governor Huntsman. "He is smart, dedicated, balanced, and fair."

"The Board is very excited to have Clark join our agency as the newest Board member," said Keith N. Hamilton, current chair of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. "His qualifications and skills will bring an added dimension that will enhance the Board's ability to balance all interests in our decision making process."

Harms is currently serving as a Deputy District Attorney at the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office in Salt Lake City. He also serves as the Unit Chief of the General Felonies Section, a Special Assistant United States Attorney and prosecutes drug cases in federal court.

"It is an honor to have been chosen by the Governor to serve as a member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole," said Harms. "Serving the State and the criminal justice system in this way is something I have long aspired to do."

Harms is a graduate of Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. Harms and his wife are the parents of three sons.

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