By Frank Lewis
December 12, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
As president of the executive council of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), Kentucky State Senator Robin Webb, D-Grayson, whose district includes Greenup, Boyd and Carter counties, recently presided over the 10th annual Sportsmen-Legislator Summit at Rend Lake in Whittington, IL.
The summit serves as the umbrella organization for launching and working with state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses in state legislatures. NASC is made up of nearly 2,000 state legislators and 40 state sportsmen caucuses throughout the nation.
“I was very pleased to serve as president during the past year and especially during the summit,” Webb, who is also a founder of the Kentucky Sportsmen’s Caucus, said.
The Senator noted the importance of having a voice at the summit.
“This is an opportunity to become even more involved with the issues that sportsmen and outdoors lovers are facing today, Webb said. “Through my involvement, Kentucky gets to weigh in on the concerns facing sportsmen and I have chance to exchange ideas with my counterparts across the nation.”
During the upcoming legislative session, she said she would take what she has learned from the summit and discuss it with her colleagues in both the Senate and House in an effort to better address the needs of Kentucky’s sportsmen.
The summit is the largest gathering of pro-sportsmen legislators that occurs each year. The event provides the bi-partisan group of sportsmen-legislators – representing states across the nation – with the opportunity to interact with state and federal natural resources agencies, allied non-governmental conversation organizations and industries concerned with the future of our nation’s outdoor heritage.
“As a legislator, I have always been a strong advocate of the sportsmen and outdoorsmen and this summit allowed me to be an advocate on the national level,” Webb said. “As president, I will continue to work at the local, state and national level on issues facing hunters and anglers.”
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