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Sanders Appoints Campaign Manager Chris Caldwell to Game & Fish Commission

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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has appointed her gubernatorial campaign manager and Little Rock lobbyist Chris Caldwell to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

Caldwell’s seven-year term will last until 2031. He’ll fill a spot held by Stan Jones, the outgoing chair of the commission. John David “J.D.” Neeley will replace Jones as chair.

Caldwell is a Saline County native who leads Caldwell Consulting, a lobbying, government relations and political consulting firm. In addition to running Sanders’ successful campaign for governor, he served as a special adviser to the governor-elect’s transition team.

Caldwell previously served as co-chair of the Delta Regional Authority and was part of U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s staff.

“Chris is a great friend and trusted advisor,” Sanders said in a news release. “I know how much he loves Arkansas, how much he adores hunting and fishing and the Arkansas way of life, and how hard he will work every single day in this role.”

Caldwell is a University of Arkansas graduate.

“Hunting and fishing have always been a big part of my life, and I’m proud to join the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and help provide the same opportunities I enjoyed to every kid and family in Arkansas,” he said in a statement. “I’m grateful that the Governor has selected me for this role and look forward to working with her and every Commissioner to help make Arkansas the best state in the nation to hunt, fish, live, and raise a family.”


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