Gov. Michael Dunleavy released a short statement today, saying he notified the White House that Alaska and the Alaska National Guard – if called upon – stand ready to support the national security crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico:
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.