20080113_sciWashington, D.C. – Safari Club International is pleased to announce Pennsylvania State Representative Marc Gergely as the 2010 State Legislator of the Year.

An avid outdoorsman who enjoys fishing and bow hunting, Representative Gergely is the current Democratic Chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (PALSC) and serves on the House Game and Fish Committee where he has made hunting, angling and conservation issues a top priority in the Commonwealth’s political arena.

Gergely is also a founding member of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) Executive Council on which he served as Vice President in 2009.  Currently, Rep. Gergely serves as an Emeritus Member on the NASC Executive Council.

“As Chairman of PALSC, Representative Gergley is truly leading the hunting community in the halls of state legislatures,” said SCI President Larry Rudolph. “We have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy working with Representative Gergley on pro-hunting legislation in Pennsylvania.”

“Through his involvement in various sportsmen’s activities and his leadership in driving effective policy through Pennsylvania’s legislature, it is only fitting to honor Rep. Gergely as the recipient of Safari Club International’s state legislator of the year,” concluded Rudolph.

Since his election to the PA House of Representatives in 2002, Rep. Gergely has introduced numerous bills that would benefit both Pennsylvania’s wildlife, and those who enjoy it.  He has also taken the initiative in establishing throughout Pennsylvania’s school districts the Family Tyes program which helps promote youth development and environmental conservation through the sport of fly fishing.

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