Three applicants have been selected as finalists to be interviewed for the vacancy on the 2013 Arizona Game and Fish Commission. The finalists were chosen by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board during a public meeting held on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. The board will interview the three finalists next week and choose the names that will be forwarded on to Governor Jan Brewer for her consideration in filling the vacancy.
The applicants to be interviewed are:
- Julie M. Bradley, Democrat - Sierra Vista
- Alvin W. Kamin, Independent - Douglas
- Edward "Pat" Madden, Democrat - Flagstaff
Applicant interviews will be conducted by the board on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. Each interview is expected to take approximately 45 minutes or less. The Commission Appointment Recommendation Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Nov. 13, 30 minutes before interviews begin, in order to address other board business. The agenda is available online at www.azgfd.gov/board.
Per Arizona State Statute 17-202 (which became effective in July 2010), the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board shall assist the governor by interviewing, evaluating and recommending candidates for appointment to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. The board shall recommend at least two, but no more than five, candidates to the governor. The governor must select and appoint a commissioner from the list submitted by the board.
In accordance with state statute, the commission is required to maintain political balance, and therefore applicants for this vacancy could not be registered Republican. Also, no two members may be from the same county, so only residents of Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma counties were eligible to be considered for the position.
For more information on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Appointment Recommendation Board, visit www.azgfd.gov/board. For more information on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, visit www.azgfd.gov/commission.