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.
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.