- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Craig Fleener, the one-time running mate of Gov. Bill Walker, has been named a special assistant to Walker, advising him on Arctic issues.

Fleener ran for lieutenant governor alongside Walker as part of an independent ticket but stepped aside to make way for Democrat Byron Mallott after the August primary.

Fleener, a former deputy commissioner of Fish and Game, is a former chairman of Gwich’in Council International, a permanent participant in the Arctic Council, according to a biography provided by the governor’s office.

Fleener told KTUU (https://bit.ly/1s2Uz4G ) Alaska is the reason the U.S. is an Arctic nation. He says he wants to make sure the interests of Alaska and Alaskans are at the fore of decision-making.

He said his immediate goals include helping the state adapt to climate change.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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