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Jim Guidry Commentaries
State of Texas
Texas Governor's Office
News Release
Saturday, September 03, 2011

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Governing Board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management. Pursuant to Senate Bill 166, passed during the 82nd Legislative Session, the office will perform functions relating to the sex offender civil commitment program.

Christy Jack of Fort Worth is chief prosecutor for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and a past member and past training chair of the Texas District and County Attorney's Association. She is also past president of the Texas Christian University Kinderfrogs School Parent Teacher Association. Jack received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. She is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2012.

Leo Longoria of McAllen is chief of police for the City of Mission Police Department. He is a member of the Texas and Rio Grande Valley Police Chiefs associations and Sen. John Cornyn's Service Academy Selection Board. He is also a sergeant first class in the Texas Military Forces. Longoria served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2012.

Dan Powers of Carrollton is senior vice president of clinical services at the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County. He is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed sex offender treatment provider. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and Texas Children's Justice Act Task Force, and a life member of the Texas Parent Teacher Association. He is also a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, and a volunteer coach for the Carrollton Farmers Branch Soccer Association. Powers received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and a master's degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is appointed for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013, and will serve as presiding officer of the board for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor.





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