IFW Committee Has Lots Of New Members

The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee has 9 new members, although several are experienced legislators. Included on that very-experienced list are Senators Paul Davis and Representatives John Martin and Danny Martin.

Danny Martin was IFW Commissioner for Governor John Baldacci.

The committee also has new chairs, Senator Jim Dill and Representative Catherine Nadeau. Nadeau was a member of the committee last session.

I expect this committee will be very busy this session, and that will be difficult for many members, because they serve on at least one other committee too. Senator Paul Davis serves on three committees, a nearly impossible task.

Here’s the list of committee members.

Senator Jim Dill – chair

Senator Paul Davis

Senator Louis Luchini

Representative Catherine Nadeau – Chair

Representative Jessica Fay

Representative Scott Landry

Representative Danny Martin

Representative John Martin

Representative Rick Mason

Representative Lester Ordway

Representative Paul Stearns

Representative Tim Theriault

Representative Stanley Ziegler

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.