Governor Abbott Reappoints Three To Governing Board Of The Texas Indigent Defense Commission

May 11, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Valerie Covey, Richard Evans, and Missy Medary to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2022. The commission provides financial and technical support to counties to develop and maintain quality, cost-effective indigent defense systems.

Valerie Covey of Georgetown is the County Commissioner for Precinct 3 of Williamson County. Previously, she worked as a Certified Public Accountant for S. Thomas McDaniel and Ernst & Young. She formerly served on the Advisory Council for Georgetown Assistance League and as Chair of the Local Authority Network Advisory Committee. Currently, she serves as Chairman of the National Habitat Conservation Plan Coalition. Covey received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.

Richard Evans of Bandera is the County Judge of Bandera County where he is in his twenty-fourth year of service. He is a former chair and current member of the Committee of Six and of the Alamo Area Council of Governments and is an Eagle Scout. Evans received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.

Missy Medary of Corpus Christi is the Presiding Judge of the Fifth Administrative Judicial Region and Judge of the 347th District Court. She is a former board member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association Board of Directors and a lifetime member of the Texas Bar Foundation. Medary received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law.