~ For Friday, January 8:
Eye on the Caribou
This week's Democratic Club will feature Chris Carlson. Chris is the former press secretary for Gov. Cecil Andrus and a popular writer and author. He will talk about his recently published book 'Eye on the Caribou', which details the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. As stated in the Bend Bulletin, "The act nearly doubled the sizes of the national park and wildlife refuge systems and tripled the size of the National Wilderness Preservation System."
Please join other Democratic Club members this Friday, January 8 to hear more about how this conservation act unfolded. In addition, Chris will focus on some political observations for Idaho in 2016.
The meeting will take place at the Iron Horse Bar and Grill, at 407 E Sherman Ave in Coeur d'Alene at 12:00 PM. Club meetings take place each Friday.
Chris is a native of Kellogg, Idaho. His formal education includes a B.A. in English Literature from Columbia and an M.A. in English Literature from Idaho State University. He has covered politics for the Idaho State Journal and served as a Washington, D.C. correspondent for the Anchorage Daily News. In 1973 he was hired by Idaho Governor Cecil D. Andrus as press secretary. His commitment to Governor Andrus continued when Andrus was appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Jimmy Carter. Chris followed Andrus to DC where he served as the Director of the Interior office of public affairs and as assistant to the secretary.
His career and experience is extensive and only partially represented here. Most recently, he has been known for his local political columns and authorship of two acclaimed books.
Chris still lives in Kootenai County.
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