FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Governor Barbour Appoints Johnson to the
State Judicial Advisory Study Committee

(Jackson, Miss.)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Donna Jill Johnson, of Meridian, to the Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study. The committee is designed to make recommendations to the Administrative Office of the Courts in the administration of the courts, including obtaining statistical information with reference to cases in the various courts in Mississippi and conducting research relating to improvement of the judicial system in the state. In addition, the study committee may make policy recommendations that will promote the administration of justice and the operation of the courts.

“Donna is well-qualified for this position,” Governor Barbour said. “She has experience in the judicial field, and I feel confident she will serve the people of Mississippi well.”

Johnson has served 14 years as Lauderdale County’s Circuit Clerk. Previous to this position, Johnson worked with BellSouth for 28 years. Additionally, she is a member of the local Salvation Army board, Meridian Area Navy League, Beverly Health Care, and the Kings Daughters Nursing Home. Johnson is a past member of the American Red Cross board. She is involved in the Circuit Clerks Association, where she serves as chairman of the Jury Reform Committee, and the Earnest Workers Circle. Johnson attended the University of Mississippi.

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