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Quincy's Dan Brink nominated for Prisoner Review Board

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Apr. 17, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Apr. 18, 2019 9:20 am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Dan Brink, a Quincy Republican who served two terms on the Quincy City Council, was nominated to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday.

Brink started his career as a counselor at the Adams County Juvenile Justice Center and later became a probation officer in Adams County, for a combined service of nearly 10 years. As a probation officer, Brink completed pre-sentence investigation reports for the court and supervised both juveniles and adults on probation.

In addition, Brink has experience in human resource management and owned his own business handling debt collections.

"I want to thank Gov. Pritzker and his staff and I look forward to serving the people of Illinois," Brink said.

In addition to his law enforcement experience, Brink has been assistant vice president at a local retail banking office and a facility manager and collection officer for the past 10 years as well as being in charge of a bank security program at 10 locations. Brink was an alderman from Quincy's 6th Ward from 2009 to 2017. He has a bachelor's degree in social justice from the University of Illinois in Springfield.

The Illinois Prisoner Review Board has 15 members, with seven Democrats, seven Republicans and a chairman.

Pritzker's nominations will go the Illinois Senate for confirmation.

Pritzker also nominated Maria Bocanegra as a member of the Illinois Commerce Commission. An attorney, Bocanegra received her bachelor's degree in political science from Quincy University before getting a law degree from DePaul University College of Law.

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