Anchorage Attorney Michael Geraghty has gotten the nod to be the state’s next attorney general. Governor Parnell today chose Geraghty as the replacement for Fairbanks attorney John Burns, who left the office January 2.
Geraghty was born and grew up in Fairbanks before joining his current Anchorage law firm in 1979. He says he is looking forward to taking the step from private practice into public service.
My intent is just to get up to speed on where the issues are. My predecessor is joing a fine job and I’m going to continue in his footsteps and give it my own stamp and my own independent analysis certainly. I don’t have a big agenda. I serve the governor and the people of the state of Alaska.
Geraghty has received national recognition in his handling of cases in personal litigation and construction law, He is a commissioner with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws,
The appointment will go to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees for consideration. The full legislature will have to approve the appointment in a joint session, although Geraghty can begin the job before then.