JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker has appointed his Arctic policy adviser to lead the state’s Washington, D.C., office.
Craig Fleener will continue advising Walker on Arctic issues.
Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said the move makes sense since Arctic policy is made in Washington. She says Fleener will make $210,000 annually. His current salary is about $128,000.
Fleener had been Walker’s running mate in 2014 before Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott joined forces for their successful run.