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Salt Lake City, Utah * Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has appointed Donald E. Blanchard as Chair of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.


Blanchard replaces Michael Sibbett as the Chair of the Board. Blanchard has served on the Board of Pardons and Parole for 15 years and has served as Vice Chair of the Board.


"I appreciate the opportunity Governor Huntsman has given me to serve as chairman. The strength of this Board is not in any one member, but in the dedicated efforts of each of the members working together to issue just decisions. I look forward to continued service with Curtis Garner, Cheryl Hansen, Jesse Gallegos and newly appointed member Keith Hamilton. We all wish Mike Sibbett well in his new endeavors," said Blanchard.


Keith Hamilton was confirmed Wednesday, September 21, by the Utah Senate.


"Don's experience on the Board will serve him well in his capacity as Chair," said Governor Huntsman. "We appreciate his willingness to serve. His leadership will benefit the State of Utah."



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