Hutchcraft an Everglades advocate

08/06/2014 7:08 PM

08/06/2014 7:09 PM

Re the Aug. 1 story After Gov. Rick Scott’s secret trip to King Ranch, he tapped a ranch executive for state regulatory board, which referenced Audubon’s support for the appointment of Mitch Hutchcraft to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board: We are pleased with Mr. Hutchcraft’s service. We find him accessible and open-minded. He meets frequently with environmental advocates and voted in favor of our top priority — approval of the Central Everglades Plan. Mr. Hutchcraft has also provided leadership on the Governing Board for budgets that will provide more money for water-resource protection. Performance, not one’s employer, should be the standard by which we evaluate our public officials.

Jane Graham, Everglades policy manager, Audubon Florida, Miami

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