Gov. Gary R. Hebert has appointed Angela F. Micklos as chair of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.
She has served as vice chair of the board for the past four years. She replaces outgoing chair Clark A. Harms.
“The decisions made by those who serve on the Board of Pardons and Parole are among the most important with regards to our public safety,” said Gov. Herbert, who appointed Micklos to the board in Oct. 2009. “Angela has served honorably as vice chair of the board and she is the right person to take on this responsibility.”
Micklos spent more than a decade as a deputy Salt Lake County district attorney, where she served as a line prosecutor, supervisor of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, and the Special Victim Unit. Prior to her tenure in the District Attorney’s Office, she served as an assistant attorney general for six years where she litigated felony post-conviction matters statewide.
“I’m very honored Gov. Herbert has entrusted me with this responsibility,” said Micklos. “My predecessor worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of the citizens of Utah and I will strive to continue this legacy. I am fully committed to the board’s vital role in ensuring public safety and I look forward to working closely with key stakeholders to meet Governor Herbert’s directive to improve the criminal justice system and reduce recidivism.”
Micklos was born in Illinois and was raised in Illinois, Maryland, New York and Utah. She completed undergraduate studies at Utah State University and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law in 1992.