Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Who wants to be commissioner?

Newly re-elected Gov. Sean Parnell, you might have heard, is replacing a number of his cabinet members, including his fish and game commissioner.

The governor can't simply hire a new commissioner directly.

Rather, the laws says he "shall appoint the commissioner of fish and game from a list of qualified persons nominated by the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game meeting in joint session, subject to the right of the governor to request additional nominations."

The commissioner's job is being advertised in large Alaska newspapers, and the deadline to apply is Dec. 8. This website has more details.

I checked late last week with Jim Marcotte in the Boards Support office on whether anybody had applied.

Nope, not yet, he told me.

The joint board meeting will happen in December or early January, Marcotte said.

The speculation probably will get pretty thick in the coming days.

Never one to miss out on the fun, Deckboss can report he's heard three potential candidates: John Garner, an executive with Trident Seafoods Corp.; McKie Campbell, a former fish and game commissioner and now congressional energy staffer under Sen. Lisa Murkowski; and Cora Campbell, fisheries policy adviser to Parnell.

My apologies to all three for dropping their names!


Anonymous said...

oh please...Cora's in over her head already. She's dancing on strings and doesn't even know it.

Anonymous said...

We need people that care about those that are struggling with fish & wildlife issues all across the state and the nation as a whole. Not those that are only in for the money. Those that apply for these positions need to realize this and listen and take action as soon as they possibly can. Trawlers, Trollers, CDQs and those that are digging for oil and gas including miners that can affect peoples lifestyle. They need to think of those that will came after us and set an example that they care for their future.

Anonymous said...

Appoint a Trident Seafoods exec?

What is next?

A Exxon Excecutive?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Cora should be put into adfg's comfish division...that's where they're farming out all the political hacks, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Lets see if Parnell's list to choose from is more than one name as it was when Palin picked Denby Lloyd.

Anonymous said...

Palin's list had one name from the joint boards because they felt two out of the three candidates were not qualified.