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Governor Huntsman Names Member of Board of Pardons and Parole

News Release
August 30, 2005

Salt Lake City, Utah*Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., today announced his selection of Keith N. Hamilton to serve on the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. Hamilton replaces Michael Sibbett, who retired from the Board after 15 years of service.

Keith Hamilton received his Juris Doctor degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU in 1986. Hamilton served as a judge advocate with the United States Navy from 1986 to 1993 and served as a full-time member of the Board of Pardons and Parole from 1997 through 2003. After leaving the Board in 2003, Mr. Hamilton practiced criminal law in his own law firm.

"I am very excited and honored to be returning to the Board," said Hamilton. "I enjoyed my previous service and look forward to serving the citizens of Utah again in that capacity." Hamilton explained that his decision to reapply for a position on the Board was motivated by his desire to "give back to the community and to utilize my legal and professional skills to make a contribution to the criminal justice system."

In making his selection, Governor Huntsman looked favorably on Mr. Hamilton's previous experience on the Board. "Keith has the right temperament and the right background to fit precisely into the vacancy left by Mike Sibbett," said Governor Huntsman. "Mike, and the other Board members, have done an outstanding job in making the tough decisions that impact our communities, and I am confident that Keith has the intellect and the penalogical philosophy to make both fair and judicious decisions."

Hamilton's name will now be forwarded to the Senate for confirmation. He is married and has five children

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