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Governor nominates pair for commissions


February 17. 2013 1:49AM
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HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett today nominated Charles Fox, of Troy, to serve on the Pennsylvania Game Commission (District 5) and Rocco Ali, of North Apollo, to serve on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (District 2).


Ali's nomination is Corbett's first nomination to the Fish and Boat Commission. Both nominations are subject to confirmation by the Pennsylvania Senate.


"Both Fox and Ali have earned the admiration and respect of sportsmen and conservationists across the state," Corbett said. "Their leadership and dedication, evident in both their professional lives and impressive community involvement, is admirable. I am confident they will serve Pennsylvania with honor and distinction."


Fox previously served the Game Commission as a deputy wildlife conservation officer for 40 years and was formerly the senior high school assistant principal in the Troy Area School District. Fox is affiliated with many outdoors, conservation and sportsmen organizations in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Ali, previously president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, has been a physical therapist for 40 years.Ali is a widely-known conservation and sportsmen supporter and activist throughout western Pennsylvania.


The Pennsylvania Game Commission manages the state's wildlife resources and habitats.


The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission protects, conserves and enhances the state's aquatic resources and provides fishing and boating opportunities across the commonwealth.




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