Former Oregon Senator Vicki Walker won’t lead state parole board

Posted: September 26, 2009 in News Articles

Two months after she quit the Legislature to take the helm of the Oregon parole board, Vicki Walker is leaving the high-profile job.

The former state senator, chosen by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to be chairwoman of the parole board, has agreed to tackle administrative work at the parole and post-prison supervision headquarters in Salem.

Walker cited the state’s ailing financial condition and uncertainties about parole board funding as reasons for the change.

"While it is abundantly clear this board needs a fourth member — and has for some time — in these financial times, I cannot continue to seek confirmation for a position for which there is no certainty that adequate funding will be available without jeopardizing other critical needs of the agency," Walker said Friday.

Walker won’t lead state parole board | StatesmanJournal.com | Statesman Journal

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