September 23, 2017
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Maine wildlife commissioner names appointees

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s wildlife commissioner has appointed three people to leadership roles within his agency.

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock has reappointed Col. Joel Wilkinson as the head of the Maine Warden Service. Wilkinson was first named to the post in 2008. He served as the department’s acting commissioner from January until Woodcock’s appointment this month.

Woodcock has also named Andrea Erskine as deputy commissioner. Erskine has worked at the department for more than 25 years.

Edie Smith has been named director of the division of information and education. Smith owns a political and public relations consulting firm that, among other things, managed the campaign to defeat the anti-bear hunting referendum in 2004.

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