Governor Kevin Stitt today commended Robert Gilliland, Chair of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, for his years of service to the State of Oklahoma following Gilliland’s resignation from the Board due to recent health issues.
“Over the past two years Bob Gilliland has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the HB 1269 docket, accomplishing the largest single day commutation in U.S. history and moving the needle on criminal justice reform for non-violent offenders while also prioritizing public safety,” said Gov. Stitt. “Bob’s heart for our state and people has been made manifest over years of dedicated service, and I am thankful for the steady leadership and expertise he brought to the Pardon and Parole Board. My team is already working to find Bob’s replacement so that he or she can continue to build upon the momentum set into action by Bob and the rest of the Pardon and Parole Board team.”
“It has been my great honor and distinct pleasure to serve under Governor Stitt's leadership in this capacity, and I am truly appreciative of the opportunity to support our state as we work to bring about the best outcomes for its’ citizens,” said Gilliland.
Gilliland was appointed to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board by Gov. Stitt in February 2019.