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Gov. Mark Dayton is getting closer to filling his cabinet, naming Tom Roy as head of the Department of Corrections, and his transition co-chair Lee Sheehy as chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection.

Dayton appoints Tom Roy to head corrections, Sheehy to chair judicial selection

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Mark Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed two more cabinet positions Thursday, naming Tom Roy as head of the Department of Corrections, and Dayton transition co-chair Lee Sheehy as chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection.

Roy currently serves as director of Arrowhead Regional Corrections. After graduating from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in political science, Roy became a probation and parole pre-trial officer in Duluth and Carlton County. In 1994 he became the chief probation officer for the five Arrowhead counties, and took over as executive director in 2002. Roy will replace acting Commissioner Christine Bray.

Sheehy, a director at the McKnight Foundation, has worked both in public and private practice as an attorney, spending more than 15 years with firm Popham, Haik, Schnobrich, Kaufman, and Doty before becoming chief deputy to Minnesota Attorney General Skip Humphrey in 1995. He also served as chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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  1. What part of Life Sentence didn’t Roy understand, just another case of liberalism perpetrated by the Left. Any life is worth a life sentence for a criminal, but a life sentence for a Cop Killer is just flat out required. Police Officers for which I was a Sgt, put themselves in positions every day that could cost them their lives, they do this to protect we civilians, we owe it to them to never let a Cop Killer out of Prison.

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