Clark Harms, Board of Pardons and Parole
Clark A. Harms was born and raised in Utah. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah in 1986, and his Juris Doctorate from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1990.
After practicing law in Salt Lake City for five years, Clark joined the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office in 1995. At the District Attorney's Office, Clark initially prosecuted asset forfeiture, drug, and public employee cases. In 1998, he began working with the Special Investigations Unit and Wasatch Range HIDTA Task Force, investigating and prosecuting organized crime, gang crime, and drug trafficking organizations. Clark was cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in 1998, a capacity in which he served until his appointment to the Board. Following several years with the Wasatch Range Task Force, Clark eventually was made Unit Chief in Special Investigations. He later served as Unit Chief of the Gang Prosecution Unit and the General Felony Unit of the District Attorney's Office. He is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Bar of the United States District Court for the District of Utah, and the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Clark was nominated to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. in May 2006. Clark was appointed Chairman by Governor Gary L. Herbert on August 1, 2010, after serving as Vice-Chairman from May 2007 to August 2010.