Gordon appoints Kenneth D. Roberts to Game and Fish Commission following removal of Mike Schmid

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Kenneth D. Roberts, a Republican from Lincoln County, to fill the vacant seat on the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission for District #3. On Tuesday, Governor Gordon removed Game and Fish Commissioner Mike Schmid.

Schmid traveled to Washington, D.C from Wyoming for the rally thrown by former President Donal Trump on Jan. 6, the events led to an insurrection at the capitol, five people died. Schmid posted photos and videos to Facebook sharing his experience at the Capitol. In one post he wrote, “I don’t believe Trump incited the craziness that happened at the Capitol building yesterday. He said something like “ now let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue and show the weak republicans how important this is to us”. What my group took that to mean is if they saw the sheer amount of people as they looked down the street maybe they would reconsider some type of investigation or even to overturn the election.”

According to the Jackson Hole News and Guide,  Schmid posted to Facebook following his removal, “I wasn’t a good enough team player, I was told by a fellow commissioner, which evidently made it hard for the commission to carry a consistent message,” Schmid wrote in a lengthy post. “It was also stated that my role as a commissioner and freedoms as an American were too conflicting.” The post has since been removed.

Roberts term will commence immediately and he will participate in the upcoming Game and Fish Commission meeting beginning Jan. 28 in Cheyenne. The meeting agenda and details on public participation are available on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department website. Roberts nomination is subject to confirmation by the Wyoming Senate in the coming weeks.

District #3 encompasses Unita, Lincoln, Sublette, and Teton counties. Roberts will serve the remaining two years of the vacant position for District #3’s term.

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Buckrail @ Lindsay

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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