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JUNEAU - Sen. Kim Elton, who has represented Juneau in the Assembly, House and Senate for nearly two decades, has accepted a position in the administration of President Barack Obama dealing with Alaska issues in the Department of Interior. Elton will be based in Washington, D. C. as director of Alaska Affairs for Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Department of Interior. Gov. Sarah Palin will now have to appoint another Democrat to represent Juneau in the Alaska Senate within 30 days. Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, is considered to be a likely candidate.
Elton to leave Senate for Obama administration 030409 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - Sen. Kim Elton, who has represented Juneau in the Assembly, House and Senate for nearly two decades, has accepted a position in the administration of President Barack Obama dealing with Alaska issues in the Department of Interior. Elton will be based in Washington, D. C. as director of Alaska Affairs for Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Department of Interior. Gov. Sarah Palin will now have to appoint another Democrat to represent Juneau in the Alaska Senate within 30 days. Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, is considered to be a likely candidate.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Story last updated at 3/4/2009 - 11:01 am

Elton to leave Senate for Obama administration

JUNEAU - Sen. Kim Elton, who has represented Juneau in the Assembly, House and Senate for nearly two decades, has accepted a position in the administration of President Barack Obama dealing with Alaska issues in the Department of Interior. Elton will be based in Washington, D. C. as director of Alaska Affairs for Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Department of Interior. Gov. Sarah Palin will now have to appoint another Democrat to represent Juneau in the Alaska Senate within 30 days. Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, is considered to be a likely candidate.


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