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Gov. Perry Reappoints Three to Task Force on Indigent Defense

Friday, August 27, 2010  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed three members to the task force on Indigent Defense for terms to expire Feb.1, 2012. The task force develops policies and standards for providing legal representation and other defense services to indigent defendants at trial, on appeal and in post-conviction proceedings.

Jon Burrows of Temple is the Bell County Judge. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, National and Texas associations of Counties, Texas Conference of Urban Counties, and Brazos Region G Water Plan Group. He is president of the Hill Country Transit District, past president of the North and East County Judge and Commissioners Association, Central Texas Council of Governments, Central Texas United Way, and Temple Lions Club. He is also past chairman of the Temple Chamber of Commerce and a past trustee of Temple College. Burrows served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma and a law degree from the University of Texas.

Knox Fi tzpatrick of Dallas is a partner at Fitzpatrick, Hagood, Smith and Uhl LLP. He is a member of the National, Texas and Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers associations and the Dallas Bar Association. He is also vice president of the Heart of Gold Foundation and a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Fitzpatrick received a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Texas.

B. Glen Whitley of Hurst is judge of Tarrant County. He is president and board member of the National Association of Counties, president of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and past chair of the Tarrant County Regional Transportation Commission. He is also a past board member of the Texas Association of Counties and past chair of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties. He is a volunteer of the Tarrant County Habitat for Humanity and a court liaison of the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center of Tarrant County. Whitley served in the US Navy. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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