Danny Moody, the state Supreme Court historian and a former DMV hearing officer, will be sworn in at the newest Parole Commissioner Tuesday.
He fills the vacancy on the four-member commission left by former state Sen. Tony Rand. (Rand has been hired to oversee the privatization of a job-training program in Cumberland County.)
Moody sees his job on the commission as similar to what his job was at the DMV, where he presided over more than 10,000 hearings. He said his decisions were never overturned.
He worked at the DMV under Govs. Jim Martin, Jim Hunt and MIke Easley. Former Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake asked him to be court historian about 11 years ago, Moody said.
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Moody handled ceremonies, managed the special collections library and kept a running history of the court.