Missouri lawmaker appointed to state parole board


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A southwestern Missouri lawmaker has resigned to
accept a position on the state parole board.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday named Republican Rep. Don Phillips of
Kimberling City to the Board of Probation and Parole.

Phillips previously led the House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee.

Parson touted Phillips' previous work as a state trooper with the Missouri
State Highway Patrol in naming him to the parole board. Phillips now will be
making decisions about whether prisoners should be granted parole or probation.

Phillips was first elected in 2010 and was barred by term limits from running
again in 2018.

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