January 29, 2013 In News
JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant has appointed Doug Davis of Hernando, Miss., to the Mississippi Parole Board. Davis, whose term begins Feb. 1, is replacing Bobbie Thomas, who is resigning effective Jan. 31.
“I had the pleasure of working with Doug while I served as lieutenant governor, and I know he will bring an invaluable amount of experience to the table,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I appreciate his willingness to serve in this important role.”
The parole board is comprised of one chairman and four active members, each appointed at-large. The board meets weekly to review the cases of state offenders to determine parole eligibility. Davis’ appointment will be brought before the Mississippi Senate for confirmation this legislative session.
Davis recently served as assistant vice president of First Security Bank, and he represented District 1 for two terms in the Mississippi Senate. While serving in the Legislature, Davis chaired both the Appropriations Committee and the Universities and Colleges Committee. He was recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Mississippi Troopers Association and the Mississippi Police Chief’s Association.
“It is an honor to be asked by Gov. Bryant to serve on the Mississippi State Parole Board,” Davis said. “This position will require hard work, dedication, and a commitment to balancing justice and rehabilitation. I look forward to working with Chairman Malcolm McMillin and the other board members as we strive to make the best possible decisions for the safety of the citizens of Mississippi.”
Davis serves on the boards of directors for the DeSoto County Economic Council and the Palmer Home for Children.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Mississippi College and is a member of Longview Point Baptist Church.