By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings
From the Arizona Republic, written by Mary Jo Pitzl –
Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. is trading in his legislative credentials for a newly created post in the U.S. Department of State.
The second-term state senator is moving to Washington, D.C., to
become the first-ever liaison to Native American tribes on environmental
issues. It’s a presidential appointment, and one that came looking for
Jackson, D-Window Rock, started the year by taking the oath of office
for his second term as a state senator. About the same time, a
colleague in Washington mentioned the State Department was looking for a
Native American to fill a new senior-adviser position that would serve
as the go-between for the Obama administration and tribes on
environmental and cross-boundary issues.
covers a significant portion of northern Arizona, extending from a
small part of Mohave County east to the New Mexico border and
encompassing part of Flagstaff and the portion of the Navajo reservation
that's within Arizona.
Good luck to Sen. Jackson with his new job…except that I hope he fails in any effort to push the Keystone XL pipeline.