Woodcock Sworn In Tuesday

March 2, 2011

Augusta, Maine – Chandler Woodcock was sworn in Tuesday as commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Woodcock was former Executive Director of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association.

Prior to Woodcock’s involvement with MHHA he was an English teacher for twenty-seven years. Woodcock has experience in civic and community participation that he will bring to his new post. He served three terms in the Maine Senate and two terms on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. In 2006, he ran for Governor.

Woodcock is also a former registered Maine guide and member of “Brook Trout Maine.”

“Chandler has a political background, but he also has the knowledge of science that is involved in managing fish and wildlife populations. A combination that will help him succeed,” Governor Paul LePage said. “He will be a strong advocate for conserving, protecting, and enhancing the inland fisheries and wildlife resources.”

Woodcock is from Farmington. He has a B.A. in Language Arts/Secondary Education from University of Maine at Farmington.

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Photo: Governor LePage (L) administering the oath Tuesday to Chandler Woodcock (R).