Gubernatorial Candidates React to Therriault Resignation

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

Governor Parnell says Therriault was not asked to resign. Following a Republican governor candidates debate at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon, Parnell said he’d miss Therriault’s service.

Parnell’s opponents in the Republican primary continued to hammer the governor on Therriault’s hiring and how long it took for him to step down. Bill Walker said it was long overdue.

Ralph Samuels said the governor and Therriault should have followed the constitution, which says sitting legislators must wait a year to accept jobs with the executive branch.

Asked how and when he planned on replacing Therriault, Parnell would only say he’s working to find good people to serve in his administration.

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