FAMILY RECRUIT: Gov. Branstad Appoints Son

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Over 200 appointments were made by Governor Terry Branstad Friday. The most notable set for Iowa Senate confirmation is his son, Marcus.

The 29 year old will be an unpaid member of the Iowa Natural Resource Commission subject to two thirds of the Senate agreeing.

Marcus Branstad is a manager at the American Chemistry Council having attained a BA in political science at Buena Vista University.

Tim Albrecht, the governor’s communication director defended the appoint telling the Des Moines Register, “Marcus is a long-time, avid hunter and outdoorsman. Marcus has a passion for this state’s natural resources, and is an advocate for Iowa’s hunting, fishing and wildlife. Marcus is seeking to use his passion to make this state a better place.”

He will be joined by six other citizens who set policy, adopt administrative rules and hear appeals in contested cases related to fish, wildlife, conservation law enforcement, park and forestry programs.

The West Des Moines resident will take up his 6-year post on May 1st.

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