DOCUMENTS LEAKED FROM GOP COMMITTEE TO UNION BOSS BELTRAMI
Eagle River Republicans are considering draft resolutions that resulted from workshops held with precinct leaders.
The resolutions, having to do with education reform and right-to-work, quickly made their way into the hands of AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami.
Michael Tavoliero, Republican district chairman for Districts 13 and 14, wondered how Beltrami had copies of the district’s draft resolutions.
“What I also want all of you to know is that these resolutions were only sent to members of the District Committee and the newly elected state legislators for Eagle River and Chugiak,” Tavoliero wrote on the District’s Facebook page.
The newly elected state legislators were Reps.-elect Kelly Merrick, District 14, and Nancy Dahlstrom, who has since resigned to become commissioner of Corrections in the Dunleavy Administration.
Beltrami, still smarting from losses in the 2018 elections, put out an action alert to have people march on the district meeting that is being held on Tuesday at Piccolino’s Restaurant, starting at 7 pm.
Tavoliero said that it’s an odd way to have a conversation with Republican Party officers.
“Our precinct leadership’s intention was to develop a discussion regarding these items and other important points affecting our state. It is tremendously interesting that one day before the meeting the AFL-CIO is condemning our efforts without even beginning a rationale discussion. Are these the politics that Eagle River and Chugiak truly want?” he wrote.
The Tuesday meeting may be a waste of time for the AFL-CIO, because it will likely only be related to replacing Rep.-elect Dahlstrom, which has become the District’s priority. Dahlstrom had won the seat that was formerly held by Rep. Dan Saddler.
REPLACING DAN SADDLER / NANCY DAHLSTROM: THE LIST GROWS
The list of people wanting to be appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy to serve District 13, includes two new names: Bill Cook and Clayton Trotter.
Earlier, Ken McCarty, Craig Christianson, and Sharon Jackson had already applied.
This makes five to vote on, and no others may apply as the deadline has passed.
The voting members are officers and precinct leaders of Districts 13 and 14, which operate jointly.