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Otter appoints Rigby man to Idaho Fish & Game Commission

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Kenny Anderson of Rigby to the Idaho Fish & Game Commission, to replace Cameron Wheeler, whose term expired June 30. Anderson, 60, is the founder and owner of Anderson Cabinet and Millwork, and avid sportsman and a lifelong eastern Idaho resident. Otter said, “We had a number of great candidates for this position; we really couldn’t have gone wrong with any of them. But Ken Anderson stood out as someone whose grasp of the issues and even temperament will help the Fish and Game Commission continue its excellent work.” Click below for his full announcement.

C.L. “Butch” Otter
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:       
July 6, 2011
 
KENNY ANDERSON OF RIGBY NAMED TO FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

(BOISE) – Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter today announced the appointment of Kenny Anderson of Rigby to the Region 6 position on the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission. Anderson succeeds Cameron Wheeler of Ririe, whose term expired June 30th.

Anderson, 60, is the founder and owner of Anderson Cabinet and Millwork. The 1971 graduate of what then was Ricks College in Rexburg – now BYU-Idaho – is an avid sportsman and member of the National Rifle Association. A lifelong eastern Idaho resident, Anderson and his wife Karen have four children and three grandchildren.

“His background in the outdoors comes from being a lifetime hunter and fisherman, with a deep love of Idaho’s wildlife resources,” Senator Steven Bair of Blackfoot, vice chairman of the Senate Resources and Environment Committee, wrote in recommending Anderson’s appointment. “He has no hidden agenda. He desires to simply protect and magnify our wildlife resource in Idaho to provide future outdoor opportunities for our youth.”

Representative Bert Stevenson of Rupert, chairman of the House Resources and Conservation Committee, agreed that Anderson “would be a good fit with the other commissioners, and would give well-thought-out input to both the department and the commission.”

“Kenny comes highly recommended, and I can see why. His knowledge of Region 6 and his common-sense view of managing and sustaining our fish and game resources embody the citizen participation model that we value so much here in Idaho,” Governor Otter said. “We had a number of great candidates for this position; we really couldn’t have gone wrong with any of them. But Ken Anderson stood out as someone whose grasp of the issues and even temperament will help the Fish and Game Commission continue its excellent work.”

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