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Parole board's Hamilton resigns



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Board of Pardons and Parole member Keith N. Hamilton has resigned and will end his service in mid-October.

Board spokesman Jim Hatch says Hamilton is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Hatch says Hamilton's insight and experience will be missed.

Hamilton was appointed as a pro-tem board member in 1995. Two years later, then-Gov. Mike Leavitt appointed him to the board full-time. When his term ended in 2003, Hamilton returned to practicing law, but he was reappointed to the board in 2005 by then-Gov. Jon Huntsman.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has already interviewed several candidates for Hamilton's spot on the board. His spokeswoman Angie Welling says an appointment will be named soon.

The appointment must be confirmed by the Utah State Senate.

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Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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