Jim Sackett, who ran for House District 4 in Fairbanks, is the new director of the Fairbanks Office of the Governor.
Sackett has been working on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s transition team since the Nov. 6 election.
His family moved to Interior Alaska in 1970. He married his wife Cheryl in 1988 and they have two grown children born at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Sackett has a bachelor’s and master’s in business administration from University of Alaska Fairbanks. He also earned a master’s degree in theology and has had a successful career in business. He is an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
He replaces Melissa Stepovich, who was the director of the office under Govs. Bill Walker, Sean Parnell, Sarah Palin, and Frank Murkowski.
The job of the director involves interaction with constituents, representing the Governor’s Office at public events, and keeping the governor informed about current events in Fairbanks.
Sackett can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org