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Snyder makes appointments to Civil Rights Commission

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Judge Duncan Beagle, of Fenton, and Linda Lee Tarver, of Lansing, to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

The eight-member board investigates alleged discrimination against any person. No more than four members can be from the same political party.

“These are two highly respected professionals and I thank them for their willingness to serve on this important commission,” Snyder said.

Beagle is a Circuit Court Judge in the Family Division serving Genesee County. He has been a Circuit Court Judge for 22 years and is actively involved on several nonprofit boards in Flint and Genesee County dealing with social issues. He is a former assistant prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. Judge Beagle holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Albion College and a law degree from the University of Detroit Law School. Judge Beagle is an Independent and he replaces Michael Zelley.

Tarver works for the Michigan Secretary of State, where she develops and maintains relationships with key community groups, external agencies, and/or interested parties. In that role Tarver interprets a variety of data and makes recommendations on appropriate department actions to meet community needs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology, both from the University of Phoenix. Tarver is a Republican and she replaces Lisa Peeples-Hurst.

Members serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2017, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.