Commissioner: Rick Glazier

Commissioner Rick Glazier returns to the Commission after previously serving as one of the alternate discretionary members for the first seven years of the Commission’s operation. Mr. Glazier also served as one of Chief Justice Lake’s appointee’s to the Actual Innocence Commission, which was the study commission that recommended legislation that created the Innocence Inquiry Commission.

Mr. Glazier has held his current position as Executive Director of the North Carolina Justice Center since 2015. The Justice Center focuses on anti-poverty work in the areas of education, immigration, health care, housing, workers’ rights, consumer law, and budget and tax policy.

Prior to his position as Executive Director of the Justice Center, Mr. Glazier served seven terms from 2003-2015 as state representative from Cumberland County in the North Carolina General Assembly. Mr. Glazier received multiple Legislator of Year Awards, and also received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Governor McCrory in 2015.

Mr. Glazier received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1981 and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University in 1977.