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Governor is bully culprit, complaint says

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In a quickly issued apology, Gov. Bill Walker yesterday walked back his threats against lawmakers and candidates, in which he had stated that he would be interviewing each of them to determine which of three plans they supported, and then, in veiled terms threatened to work against them as candidates if they chose wrong.

Screen Shot 2016-07-14 at 9.59.33 AMWithout admitting to wrongdoing, he stated:

“While it has been determined that the statement I made about the upcoming election was not a viol
ation of the ethics act, I want to clarify that I am not trying to influence an election. I am trying to inform the public about what the legislature’s own analyst has called the ‘gravest fiscal crisis in state history.‘ I want Alaskans to know the consequences of action and inaction. I regret any misunderstanding this may have created.” –Governor Bill Walker


Meanwhile, two other ethics complaints were in the queue against the governor today. Representative Tammie Wilson of North Pole filed this one:

Public Officer complaint 2

Public Officer Complaint 3Public officer complaint 1

Government transparency activist Andree McLeod was preparing to file another. An exerpt from the McLeod complaint draft:

Walker July 14 2016 Ethics Complaint






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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.

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