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Sweeney re-appointed to Board

The Idaho Senate voted unanimously March 1 to confirm Bruce Sweeney to a second six-year term on the Idaho Transportation Board.

His initial appointment to the transportation board was in February 1999. Sweeney’s second term will end on Jan. 31, 2010.

A resident of Lewiston, Sweeney is a businessman and private pilot. As part of his board responsibilities, he serves as liaison to the Division of Aeronautics.

He served in the Idaho Senate from 1982 to 1998 and in the House of Representatives from 1970 to 1974. He has been a strong advocate for ITD employees, as evident at his Feb. 26 Senate confirmation hearing where he strongly encouraged Senate Transportation Committee members to increase the compensation of state employees.

With his business, legislative, and aviation background, he will continue to provide valuable expertise on transportation issues.