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The Arizona State Senateon April 16confirmed the appointment of Jack Husted as the newest member of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.
Husted was appointed in early April by Governor Jan Brewer. He replaces Bill McLean, whose term on the commission expired this year.
Husted, from Springerville, has a broad background in both the public and private sectors. He has experience in local government and law enforcement, having served as a deputy county sheriff in Pima County, as a reserve game ranger for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and as a town councilman for the Town of Eagar. Beyond his public service, he is a successful small business owner.
Husted has a long history of being active in his community. He has served on several boards, including the Northern Arizona Council of Governments, the Arizona State Transportation Board, and the Springerville-Eagar Chamber. He also offers his time as a deacon/elder of the Community Presbyterian Church in Springerville.
A third-generation Arizonan and lifelong hunter and sportsman, Husted is affiliated with several wildlife organizations. His family also has long-standing ties to ranching in the State of Arizona. He resides in Springerville with his wife and has two grown children.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission makes rules and regulations for managing, conserving, and protecting wildlife and fisheries resources, and safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations for the benefit of the citizens of Arizona.
The commission is composed of five members appointed by the governor pursuant to ARS 38-211. The commission appoints the director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and the director serves as secretary to the commission. No more than one commissioner may be from any one county. No more than three may be from the same political party. Each commissioner serves a five-year term, staggered. For more information on the commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission.