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Gov. Perry Appoints Chavez and Tauss to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Monday, February 25, 2013  •  Austin, Texas   •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Roman Chavez of Spring and Cynthia Tauss of League City to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2019. The board makes parole decisions for Texas prison inmates, determines conditions for parole and mandatory supervision, and makes recommendations on clemency matters to the governor.

Chavez is a retired officer from the Houston Police Department, and a current officer for the Lone Star College System Police Department. He is a certified master police officer and advanced instructor for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). He is also a member of the Houston Police Officer's Union, a board member of the Judicial Compensation Commission, and a past member of TCLEOSE. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Tauss is a board member of the Texas Lottery Commission and a member of the League City Chamber of Commerce. She is a past board member of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services Advisory Board, Justice for All, and Galveston County Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. She is also a past member of the Texas Economic Development Council, National Crime Victims Association, and Texas Salute to Military Service. Tauss received a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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