Monday, June 25, 2012

Big industry push propels Cross to council seat

The U.S. Commerce Department today reappointed Alaskans Dan Hull and Ed Dersham to new three-year terms on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, and appointed newcomer Craig Cross to a Washington state seat.

The Cross appointment is remarkable, as he wasn't the Washington governor's first choice for the seat.

As reported previously here on Deckboss, a large industry contingent lobbied strongly for Cross over fellow nominee Lori Swanson, who was Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire's top pick.

Here's the Commerce Department press release.


Anonymous said...

Long live the industry! Money = power.

Anonymous said...

Who's gonna tell him how to vote? Donna? Puhleeze.