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Appointment made to State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed state Rep. Matt Lori to the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.

The commission oversees the travel and relocation of offenders in a manner that promotes effective supervision consistent with public safety and offender accountability.

"As a former sheriff, Rep. Matt Lori will be a strong voice on the council as it continues to work together with other states to promote public safety," Snyder said.

Lori, of Constantine, is serving his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 59th District. He serves as chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Community Health and is a member of the House General Government and Corrections subcommittees. Prior to serving in the Legislature, he was sheriff of St. Joseph County for 20 years. He earned a bachelor's degree in public administration from Western Michigan University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He fills a vacancy and represents the legislative branch.

Lori will serve the balance of a term expiring Oct. 31, 2014. His appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.