- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Sheldon Fisher to serve as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue.

Fisher will make the move from the Department of Administration, where he has served as commissioner throughout Walker’s tenure.

Fisher will replace Randall Hoffbeck, who retired last month. His appointment is subject to legislative approval.

Walker, in a release, called Fisher a natural fit for the job, saying Fisher has led efforts to streamline government services and reduce costs.

According to Fisher’s resume, he previously worked in the telecommunications industry and as a chief operating officer for McKinley Capital Management.

He unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Don Young in the 2010 Republican primary for U.S. House.

Leslie Ridle will serve as interim commissioner of the Department of Administration until a new appointment is named.

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