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Deborah Spagnoli -- Department of Justice
Commissioner, United States Parole Commission

President George W. Bush appointed Deborah A. Spagnoli to the United States Parole Commission in 2004. Ms. Spagnoli comes to the Commission from the Department of Justice, where she advised the Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS) as to policy development in the Homeland Security, Juvenile Justice, Guns and Drug issue areas. She also advised as to grant-making strategies, compliance with Administration goals and policies, and partnership activities with state, local and tribal law enforcement and their representative national organizations. Prior to her service at the Department of Justice, Ms. Spagnoli spent over two and one half years in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President. At the White House, she was the Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, where she advised the President as to matters pertaining to the nation's Governors, Mayors, Legislators, and Attorneys General. As the President's liaison to the nation's state and local elected officials, Ms. Spagnoli was responsible for engaging and building partnerships with that constituency on a variety of national policies and initiatives. She represented the President and spoke on his behalf to thousands of elected officials throughout the country and to their representative national organizations. Post September 11, 2001, Ms. Spagnoli was involved in the coordination of federal, state, and local strategies for Homeland Security, and assisted in the development of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council's "Statewide Template Initiative." Prior to her White House Commission, Ms. Spagnoli served as a Deputy District Attorney in Kern County, California where she prosecuted repeat serious/violent offenders as a member of the Career Criminal Unit. In over four years with the District Attorney's Office, Ms. Spagnoli litigated literally thousands of cases from drug sales to murder, taking 45 cases to criminal jury trial as sole counsel. Ms. Spagnoli has never lost a jury trial and has had no verdicts overturned on appeal. Prior to serving as a prosecutor, Ms. Spagnoli worked for the California State Legislature in Sacramento, serving as Chief Counsel to the Assembly Public Safety Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice. In that capacity, Ms. Spagnoli developed key juvenile justice policy, managed legislative hearings, crafted legislation and authored reports on policy findings. Ms. Spagnoli co-founded The Stonecreek Group, a political consulting and public affairs firm that provides strategic advice and research to public officials, political candidates, trade associations and interest groups. She and her firm have been profiled in national print and network media outlets. Ms. Spagnoli graduated with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, Davis. She is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bar Associations.

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