News from the Alaska State Legislature, the Office of Majority Office
For Immediate Release: February 14, 2018

Statement from Senate Republicans on Kowalke Nomination

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JUNEAU – This morning, Gov. Bill Walker’s nominee to the District E Senate Seat, Randall Kowalke, failed to be confirmed after Senate Republicans met to decide the issue.

This morning’s decision followed efforts yesterday by Senate Republicans encouraging the governor to reconsider his choice and work through the traditional process in support of the people of District E.

On behalf of Senate Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) released the following statement.

“We believe the people of District E should be given an opportunity to fill the seat with a candidate they support through the traditional process, which is designed to respect the will of the voters. The seat does not belong to us in the Senate, or the governor. The seat belongs to the people of District E.”

For more information, contact Senate Majority Press Secretary Daniel McDonald at (907) 465-4066.

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