Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tony McDermott, of Sagle, is the commissioner representing the Panhandle Region.
Tony is a semi-retired real estate broker who has been living in Sagle since 2000. McDermott received his master's degree in public administration from Central Michigan University. He is a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Rifle Association and the North American Hunting Club. He is also a member of the Idaho Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife.
"I've been an avid outdoorsman all my life" McDermott said "I'm interested in wildlife, interested in outdoor issues, and I'm looking forward to learning and contributing to make things better."
McDermott served in the military for 28 years. His career included two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Most recently he was chairman of the Military Science Department at the University of Montana in Missoula.Commission appointment expires: June 30, 2013.
Fred Trevey, of Lewiston, is the commissioner representing the Clearwater Region.
Fred has been a natural resource management consultant in Lewiston since 1999. Before that, he served as supervisor of the Clearwater National Forest from 1988 to 1991, and of the Coconino National Forest from 1991 to 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in forestry and wildlife management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 32 years of professional experience in natural resources management. Trevey also is a member of the Kelly Creek Flycasters.Commission appointment expires: June 30, 2015.
Bob Barowsky, of Fruitland, is the commissioner representing the Southwest Region.
Bob retired in 2005 after a 35-year law enforcement career and the last 25 years as Payette County sheriff. He was also a Fruitland city councilman and leader in several civic organizations. He served as president of the Idaho Sheriffs Association in 1997.
Barowsky ran for the Idaho Senate in 2004 as a Democrat. He withdrew from the campaign for that same office this year to take the position on the Commission.
"Having been born and raised in Idaho, I have a great respect and love for all of Idaho's natural resources. I have hunted and fished for several decades, and I have a strong commitment to maintain for every resident the wonderful opportunities that I had to enjoy all aspects of Idaho's outdoor activities," Barowsky said.Commission appointment expires: June 30, 2014.
Randy Budge, of Pocatello, is the commissioner representing the Southeast Region.
The son of former state Sen. Reed Budge, Randy grew up on a cattle ranch near Soda Springs. He earned degrees in business finance and economics from Utah State University in 1973 and a law degree from the University of Idaho, College of Law in 1976. Budge has been practicing law in Pocatello since 1980. He is a Republican.
A lifelong hunter and angler, he is active in several sportsman organizations and was one of the founding members of the southeast Idaho chapter of Pheasants Forever. He is the organization's habitat coordinator, working on upland game bird habitat in four counties. He also is a member of Trout Unlimited and a past member of Ducks Unlimited.
"I have a passion for wildlife and continuing our great hunting heritage that we have in Idaho," Budge said. "I want to be sure that our future generations can enjoy this privilege as well."Commission appointment expires: June 30, 2014.
Kenny Anderson, of Rigby, is the commissioner for the Upper Snake Region.
Kenny is the founder and owner of Anderson Cabinet and Millwork. The 1971 graduate of what then was Ricks College in Rexburg – now BYU-Idaho – is an avid sportsman and member of the National Rifle Association. A lifelong eastern Idaho resident, Anderson and his wife, Karen, have four children and three grandchildren.Commission appointment expires: June 30, 2015.
Will Naillon, of Challis, is the commissioner representing the Salmon Region.
Will is a Salmon native and fifth-generation Custer County miner. He has worked for Hecla Mining Co.’s Grouse Creek Unit for 18 years – most recently as an environmental operations technician. He has been active in hunting, fishing, trapping, hunter and trapper education, and is a member of the Boone and Crockett Club, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Central Idaho Rod and Gun Club.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent the Salmon Region and the state of Idaho, and I’m excited to be working to keep Idaho among the top states in the country for outdoor recreation,” Naillon said. “I also want to thank all those from throughout the state who have expressed support for me in seeking this appointment.”If approved by the legislature, commission appointment expires: June 30, 2016.