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On January 14, 2021, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the nomination of Clay Hernandez, a founding partner at Hernandez & Hamilton, PC, to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

“Clay’s dedication to wildlife conservation and to his community make him a great fit for the Game and Fish Commission,” said Gov. Ducey.  “I look forward to his service on the commission and know that he will serve Arizona well.”

Clay Hernandez is a longtime hunter and angler and has dedicated nearly 30 years to wildlife conservation.  He is a member of Trout Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Arizona Elk Society, the Arizona Antelope Foundation, and Project Healing Waters of Southern Arizona.  He has served as president of the Old Pueblo (Tucson) chapter of Trout Unlimited and was on the board of the Tucson Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.  He has volunteered as a fly fishing guide for Project Healing Waters in Arizona, Colorado, and Alaska.  He also has volunteered as an instructor in Outdoor Studies classes in Tucson-area high schools.

“I am humbled and honored to be able to serve the Game and Fish community of Arizona in such an impactful way and am ready to hit the ground running,” said Clay Hernandez.  “I look forward to working with my fellow commissioners, and I thank Governor Ducey for this opportunity.”

Clay Hernandez has called Arizona home for more than 40 years.  He is a Tucson criminal defense attorney since 1986.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1986.  He is a licensed pilot and is a fluent Spanish speaker.

The nomination was confirmed by the Arizona Senate and Clay Hernandez was seated as a Commissioner on February 19, 2021.

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