Alaska Gov. Dunleavy picks Rep. Josh Revak in second bid to fill Senate seat

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a news conference at his Anchorage office on Thursday, September 26, 2019. (Photo by Nat Herz / Alaska Public Media)

In his second attempt to replace the late Anchorage Republican state Sen. Chris Birch, Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has picked Rep. Josh Revak, he announced at a Friday news conference.

Revak is an Anchorage Republican representing Abbott Loop and lower Hillside’s District 25. He was selected from a list of names advanced by local GOP leaders. Revak is Dunleavy’s second choice for the job, after Senate Republicans, in a tie vote, failed to approve Anchorage GOP Rep. Laddie Shaw, who the governor named to Birch’s seat in August.

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