Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Bryan assistant city attorney appointed to board by governor
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry recently appointed Bryan Assistant City Attorney Thomas A. Leeper to the Board of Pardons and Paroles. As a board member, Leeper will assist in making parole decisions for Texas prison inmates, determining conditions for parole and mandatory supervision and making recommendations on clemency matters to the governor.
Leeper, a Huntsville resident and former Huntsville City Attorney, is a member of the State Bar of Texas, International Municipal Lawyers Association, Texas City Attorneys Association and Brazos and Walker County Bar Associations.
“We are so proud to have one of our own go to work for the governor,” said Bryan City Attorney Janis Hampton. “Thomas is really a rising star, and while we’re sorry to see him go, we are thrilled at his accomplishment.”
Leeper is a past member and past chair of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and Huntsville Education Foundation Board, and a member of the Rotary Club of Huntsville and Huntsville A&M Club. Leeper received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from the University of Houston.
His appointment was confirmed by the Senate on May 13. He will replace Barbara Lorraine of Angleton. His appointment expires on Feb. 1, 2013.
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