PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America

For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 2, 2008

TODAY: Obama-Biden Campaign Announces Sportsmen’s Steering Committee

PHILADELPHIA — The Obama-Biden campaign in Pennsylvania is announcing its Sportsmen’s Steering Committee.  The steering committee is made up of elected and community leaders from all parts of the state who will talk to Pennsylvanians about why Barack Obama is the best choice for Pennsylvania’s hunters and anglers. Barack Obama did not grow up hunting and fishing, but he recognizes the great conservation legacy of America’s hunters and anglers and has great respect for the passion that hunters and anglers have for their sport.  Were it not for America’s hunters and anglers, including the great icons like Theodore Roosevelt and Aldo Leopold, our nation would not have the tradition of sound game management, a system of ethical, science-based game laws and an extensive public lands estate on which to pursue the sport. Barack Obama and Joe Biden recognize that we must forge a broad coalition if we are to address the great conservation challenges we face. America’s hunters and anglers are a key constituency that must take an active role and have a powerful voice in this coalition.
Francis Lambert, Dairy Farmer and Sportsman, Lock Haven
State Rep. Mike Hanna, Chairman Pennsylvania House of Representatives Agriculture Committee
State Rep. Dan Surra
Rep. Tim Holden, Vice Chair U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, 17th Congressional District
Jerry Hadden, Fly Fishing Guide
James Spang, President Lehigh Law Enforcement Officers Association, Allentown
Carolyn Gavett, Center Valley Hunters for Obama, Center Valley
Eric Hoyle, Philadelphia
Darren Wallis, Wayne
Michael Sack, Kutztown
Larry Glick, Doylestown
State Rep. Bob Belfanti, Mount Carmel
State Rep. Scott Conklin, Philipsburg
Rob Fairman, Vice President Indiana County Democrats, Indiana
Jim Schlossar, Crawford County Democratic Chair, Meadville
Mayor John Fetterman, Braddock
Prof. Jack Williams, Clarion University
Shea McKinney, Ross Township
Sharon Sober, Director AFSCME Council 86, New Columbia
Zolli Rayner, Director AFSCME Council 85, West Springfield


For Immediate Release
Thursday, October 2, 2008
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