Rep. Zack Fields will likely sail to victory in November, having faced neither primary nor general election challenger for the House District 20 seat he won in 2018.
But even without any work to do to get reelected, Fields has not taken the time to file his required financial disclosure form with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
That form was due on March 15, and it’s how Alaskans know where Fields and other lawmakers are getting their money, or where they may have conflicts of interest with their family investments.
Fields filed the form properly in 2019, when he showed that he had worked for the Bill Walker Administration the previous year, and had also worked for a labor union. He was a freelance writer for the Anchorage Press, his report shows.
He also filled out a financial disclosure as a candidate before he filed for reelection in 2019. That is required by the Division of Elections before it can certify him as a candidate.
But in 2020, he filed no disclosure as a state legislator — a serious APOC violation that comes with penalties. It’s also breaking the law.