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Governor Rick Perry has appointed a new chair for a state agency.

Perry has named Elizabeth Christy Jack as chair to the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management Governing Board for an indefinite term.

The office performs functions relating to the sex offender civil commitment program. Jack has been a board member since September 1, 2011.

“Much work needs to be done to restore public confidence in this agency and to ensure it carries out its mission of protecting public safety,” Gov. Perry said. “I want to thank Christy for taking on this role at such an important time for the agency.”

Jack is currently deputy chief for the Tarrant County District  Attorney’s office, a member of the State Bar and Criminal Justice Council. She was also a past president of the Texas Christian University Kinderfrogs School Parent Teacher Association.

Elizabeth Jack has received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.