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Governor recovering from shoulder surgery

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is recovering from shoulder surgery Wednesday morning.   

His office said the repair was needed due to wear and tear on his shoulder is from a lifetime of sports and physical activity. The repair of his shoulder is long overdue, the governor said. 

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On Tuesday night, Dunleavy appeared at a packed fundraiser for him at the Petroleum Club, where his campaign was reported to have raised between $40-50,000 for his reelection.

This week he will work from home in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, as he recovers, his office said. He is still taking meetings and conducting the business of the state.

The Constitution does not require the governor to pass the authority to Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, but the lieutenant governor was in state and aware of the procedure.

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
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.


  1. We will be praying for his quick recovery. I know it won’t be painless, but am pleasedd he is getting it done now.

  2. What about old don young’s health status? The last time I saw him speak he looked like he had had a stroke or a heart attack. I guess his commie buddies and handlers will keep proping him up for votes, Weekend at Bernies style.
    And little mikey? I hope it hurts, bad.

    • Fire, guess you haven’t noticed that’s the look of many of the jabbed. This injection isn’t call the clot shot for nothing. If you have blood or organs you’d better look at many opinions before the jab or boost.
      There is a tragic news article of a German doctor that recognized the pure insanity after these 10 months in. After doing a video post on what he had learned, he went many stories up and jumped to his death. His hope, I believe was that someone would take this seriously and knew only to sound the alarm was not enough. Many are sounding the alarm and few listen. This obviously is not a struggle of flesh and blood! To jab the children is unconscionable.

      • I have noticed some of the jabbed looking worse for wear and suddenly developing seemingly autoimmune issues, so perhaps you are right on Don. I, for one, will never take the jab. Not ever.
        Let us not forget the Chinese doctors who have disappeared or the Russian doctors thrown from high windows. Martyrs, all of them.
        There’s a storm coming. Prepare and stay strong.

        • Your choice, Fire, but keep in mind that the unvaaxed are at least 10 times more likely to die than the vaxxed if they get Covid. And it’s out there…

          Darwin’s theory at work.

          • Dog, LOL less than year into these jabs and your invoking Darwin’s theory.
            Rigorous human testing is currently underway. About two years on the lab leak and a year on the jab, nothing has evolved yet. You and fire will become part of the science, let it develop.

  3. While the “governor” is recovering, I hope he takes some time out and contemplate Alaskans losing their jobs over vaccine mandates (not a law) and if he plans on supporting der reich (DC) when they secretly order the rounding up of non-vaccinated Alaskans to be put in “quarantine camps” (concentration camps), asking for a friend that is a concentration camp survivor.

  4. Get well, Big Mike! Shoulder surgery can be a painful recovery – I know – had a shoulder reset after a cattle stampede. After the first month, things went much better. It’s going to be a long campaign season. Judging by some of the comments, better armor up. Walker and Gara? Lousy choice between those two. Good luck!

  5. I am Thankful we do have Mike Dunleavy has Alaska’s current governor as imperfect as he lives. Seeing how broken is Alaska I am sure every challenging executive decision he processed and decided, he thought about his own life. After all! He doesnt want to turn up dead somewhere for living too righteous and exposing too much evils too quickly. One day at time which reveals a lot why Democrats and other Republicans want our Governor Dunleavy out of office before too much evils is uncovered and corrected. If he was Totally in lock step with Democrats and a few Republicans, they would be loving him and saying appreciative compliments of him. I am Thankful he currently claims the governor’s office and not someone else whom his enemies love and appreciate for doing his enemies bidding.

  6. If the so called conservatives in the Senate and House would actually voted like conservatives and listened to the people, his job would be a lot easier!

    • Well said and so true. Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott actually have conservative LEGISLATURES and in some cases conservatives in the judiciary. They don’t craft these bills, they sign them, and it’s the CONSERVATIVE LEGISLATURE that sends them to their respective desks. This guy has none of that. He has a political Judiciary that is liberal in the extreme and despises him. He’s had two rounds of what people elected to become conservative majorities in both houses, but who ended up turning on their own constituency AND the Gov to become paid shills for special interests and wealthy families. If you don’t like the way it’s going and want to make a difference, then get out and either run, or support, some new blood and get some people in their who aren’t owned outright by special interests before they’re ever elected. Get rid of slimeballs like Revak and Rasmussen and Von Imhoff, Bishop, Stutes, et al. And you may actually see a legislature emerge that SENDS Dunleavy some reform and pro liberty, pro growth bills, instead of constantly getting in his way.

      • None of this explains his refusal to come out of hiding or try to hold a legislative call outside Juneau. Weak leaders (Dunleavy) have rebellion in the ranks. Strong leaders like Abbott don’t.

  7. To say that hatred of what this governor has or hasn’t done isn’t the debate. What is of deepest concern is that when he has had opportunities before him, his choice whether active or passive has consistently expressed his non concern for those he oversees. All I have seen is his protection of government and the employees in it.
    People, businesses, churches, school children, patients in hospitals, etc, this “man “ has proven to be an enemy of the people , active or passive makes no difference
    Seems to me that at this time a citizens initiative is appropriate. Get the handcuffs and arrest Mike Dunleavy because he is an enemy of the people.

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