Rep. Hraychuck to Chair Fish & Wildlife Committee

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

MADISON—State Representative Ann Hraychuck (D-Balsam Lake) was recently appointed Chair of the Assembly Committee on Fish and Wildlife.

“I am honored that our new Speaker Mike Sheridan and my colleagues in the Assembly selected me to take on this responsibility. I look forward to working in a bi-partisan manner on important conservation issues that impact our fish and wildlife populations.”

Rep. Hraychuck was a member of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources during the last legislative session. The scope of this committee was quite large when compared to other Assembly committees. Splitting the natural resources issues into two committees—Fish and Wildlife and then the existing Natural Resources—will allow these important issues to have the time and attention they deserve in a more focused public forum.

“Wisconsin has a proud tradition of hunting, fishing, and trapping. Our sportsmen and women play an important role in helping control our animal and fish populations, and they are an integral component to our tourism economy,” said Hraychuck. “We need to make sure our policies reflect conservation priorities that will allow future generations to continue to enjoy the same fishing, hunting, trapping and other outdoor recreation traditions that we enjoy today.”

Over the upcoming weeks, Rep. Hraychuck will collaborate with Assembly leadership to determine the other members of the Fish & Wildlife Committee. Rep. Hraychuck will be sworn in for her second term as State Representative on January 5th at the State Capitol.

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