OPINION: Dunleavy Appointments Would Polarize Board of Fish
Gov. Dunleavy has abdicated his mandated responsibility to select board members that provide balanced views.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent shockwaves through Alaskan fishing communities recently when he announced his choices for seats on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. Three of his four nominees — Israel Payton, Marit Carlson-Van Dort, and Karl Johnstone — are ideologically aligned with board chair Reed Morisky, creating a polarized majority voting block supported by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA), whose founder, Bob Penney, contributed at least $325,000 to campaign efforts for Dunleavy...
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