I'm very honored that Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has appointed me to serve as a member of the Indiana Public Defender Commission.
Governor Daniels had three positions to fill, one of which had to be outside his own political party (Republican). I was appointed as a Libertarian. The appointment is through July 1, 2010.
Here is a synopsis of the statutory purpose of the Indiana Public Defender Commission - It “recommends standards for indigent defense in capital cases, adopts guidelines of salary and fee schedules for individual county reimbursement eligibility, and reviews and approves requests for reimbursement in capital cases. In addition, the Commission adopts guidelines and standards for county reimbursement eligibility in non-capital cases.”
I greatly appreciate Governor Daniels’ trust in me as a worthy candidate for this position and his appointment of me to serve as a member on the commission.