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Appointment made to State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Judge Joseph Burke, of Ann Arbor, to the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. 

The five-member commission guides the transfer of offenders in a manner that promotes effective supervision strategies consistent with public safety, offender accountability, and victims’ rights. 

“I thank Judge Burke for his willingness to serve on this important council,” Snyder said. 

Burke is the 15th District Court judge. He previously served as the chief assistant prosecuting attorney for Washtenaw County, and was an attorney in private practice. Burke has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Michigan State University and a degree from Cooley Law School.  He will represent the judicial branch and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of William Collette. 

Burke will serve the remainder of a four-year term expiring Oct. 31, 2014, and his appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.