Gov. Butch Otter has named Debbie Field, former chairwoman of the House Judiciary Committee, former state drug czar, and former chairman of Otter’s re-election campaign, as the new chair of the state Board of Correction. That’s the board that oversees Idaho’s prison system; former chair Robin Sandy retired from the post last week.
“Debbie has had a distinguished career as a first-rate lawmaker and member of my cabinet. I am pleased she is joining the board and I have no doubt she will make a meaningful contribution in her new role,” Otter said in a statement.
Field served in the Idaho House for 18 years. She also served 10 years on the state board of juvenile corrections, and chaired the state’s Interagency Committee on Substance Abuse, Prevention and Treatment.