- Associated Press - Thursday, February 22, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker has appointed Tiffany Zulkosky of Bethel to replace Democrat Zach Fansler in the Alaska House.

Fansler resigned earlier this month after a woman accused him of hitting her.

Zulkosky was among three finalists advanced to Walker for consideration by Democrats in House District 38, which Fansler represented.

Walker called Zulkosky the best person for the job.

According to a bio provided by Walker’s office, the 34-year-old Zulkosky is vice president of communications for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. She is also a former Bethel mayor.

Walker’s office and the state Democratic party say Zulkosky is a registered Democrat.

Her appointment is subject to confirmation by House Democrats.

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