Redistricting Board Director Passes Away

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage

Ron Miller, the executive director of the Alaska Redistricting Board, died suddenly on Sunday.  He was 65 years old.  Miller spent the past 35 years in Alaska and has served under several governors.  He worked as an international trade specialist under Governor Steve Cowper, and served as executive director of the Alaska Industrial and Export Authority  under Governor Frank Murkowski.  Miller also served as executive director of the Alaska Energy Authority.

Miller gained the respect of those he worked with.  Taylor Bickford is deputy director of the Alaska Redistricting Board.

Bickford says he and the redistricting board members were shocked by the news of Miller’s death.

Miller leaves a wife, Oksana, and two children, Katya and Kolya.

Miller’s work for the Redistricting Board is considered crucial, according to Bickford.

The board’s final redistricting plan is expected to be ready on June 14.

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