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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 10, 2007:
GAME COMMISSION ELECTS CHAIRMAN, WELCOMES NEW APPOINTEE
SANTA FE - The New Mexico Game Commission elected Alfredo Montoya of Alcalde as its chairman and welcomed Albuquerque developer Jim McClintic as Governor Bill Richardson's newly appointed member Wednesday at the State Capitol.
Montoya, a commission member since 2003, succeeds Leo Sims of Hobbs as chairman. Tom Arvas of Albuquerque was re-elected as vice-chairman. Other Commission members are David Henderson of Santa Fe , M.H. "Dutch" Salmon of Silver City, and Terry Riley of Tijeras.
McClintic, 56, was appointed to a four-year term and his appointment is subject to confirmation by the State Senate. He will succeed Peter Pino of Zia Pueblo, whose term expired in December 2006.
"I'm looking forward to serving on the Commission and working to create more quality hunting opportunities in the state," McClintic said. "I also plan to work to stop illegal hunting and do what I can to conserve the state's natural resources."
McClintic is a New Mexico native, an avid hunter and angler, and a lifetime member of New Mexico Trout. He is an active building contractor and developer, and served on the Economic Development Commission during Governor Garry Carruthers' administration. He also was on Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez's transition team and served as chairman of the Albuquerque Municipal Development Sustainable Enhancement Team.
For more information about the State Game Commission, please visit the Department of Game and Fish website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us , or call (505) 476-8008.