Homer business entrepreneur Jon Faulkner, owner of the Land’s End Hotel on the Homer Spit, has returned to his business after spending four months as deputy commissioner at the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.
Faulkner had been tapped to oversee the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, and Banking and Securities.
Born in Anchorage in 1960, Faulkner has two bachelor’s degrees from Harvard University — in history and literature, and has his private pilot license. He told Must Read Alaska he was returning to focus on his business.
Must Read Alaska was sent a copy of the note he sent to his now-former colleagues: “It’s been my honor and privilege to serve you all and our Governor in this capacity. I’m blessed by our short time together and by the experiences I gained from working with you all, but also by the certain knowledge that the life I left to join this team is calling me back with equal urgency and reward. Thank you and God Bless your efforts moving forward—in ‘Dunleavy Speed!'”
In addition to his business in Homer, Faulkner has long been active in Alaska Republican politics. He ran against former Rep. Paul Seaton in the 2012 Republican primary.