Sen. Tom Begich owns his own Facebook page. Sen. Mike Shower is the owner of his page. But according to Sen. Scott Kawasaki’s Facebook transparency statement, the Alaska State Legislature is the actual owner of his Facebook page.
It’s an oddity among the legislators that Kawasaki lists the Alaska State Legislature as the owner of his account. A call to the Legislative Information Officer verified that the Legislature has no such control and is not “responsible” for his page, nor does it manage it. In fact, the LIO was surprised to learn that it owns Kawasaki’s social media account and said it must be a mistake.
Kawasaki started his Facebook account in 2010, and then changed it in 2019. It’s unclear if the Legislature took control of his page or why it is listed as the owner.