Johnstone Out of Alaska Board of Fisheries After Last-Minute Allegations of Sexual Misconduct
Alaska Governor Dunleavy’s nomination of Board of Fisheries candidate and former member Karl Johnstone was rejected last night by a joint session of the state legislature. The other three nominations to the Board -- Israel Payton, Marit Carlson-Van Dort, and Gerad Godfrey -- were approved.
Johnstone’s reappointment to the board after resigning under the Walker administration was fraught with controversies over his conduct as chair of the Board, and his approach to the process itself. During a four-hour committee meeting interviewing...
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