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Otter appoints former House assistant minority leader to state parks board

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed former state Rep. Pete Black, D-Pocatello, to a vacant position on the Idaho Parks and Recreation Board. Black was House assistant minority leader from 1986 to 1996; he’ll represent District 5, replacing former board member Jean McDevitt. The parks board, by law, can’t have more than three of its six members from the same political party; members serve six-year terms.

“Pete’s past legislative experience working on Parks and Recreation issues will be a great addition to the Board and I appreciate his willingness to serve,” Otter said today.

Black said, “I love Idaho and all the recreational opportunities we have, especially our state parks. More people should experience our wonderful state recreation facilities while supporting local businesses in those areas. I am thankful the governor appointed me and I look forward to working with the other board members.”



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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