State DOT Commissioner Luiken gives resignation

ANCHORAGE — The commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation is resigning.

 

Marc Luiken submitted his resignation in a letter dated Wednesday to Gov. Sean Parnell.

Luiken did not specify a reason for his resignation, which is effective Oct. 1. He was traveling Thursday and didn’t immediately return a message.

He noted in the letter that his personal commitment “has been to loyally serve and support” Parnell as a friend and governor.

But Luiken notes that they always didn’t agree on the methods.

Parnell’s spokeswoman, Sharon Leighow, did not respond when asked in an email if the governor sought Luiken’s resignation. However, she said Luiken is a “hard-working man of integrity and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Parnell nominated Luiken to the commissioner’s post in November 2010.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

More

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:56

Alaska gets REAL ID extension as it works to implement law

JUNEAU — The state of Alaska says it has received another extension to comply with national proof-of-identity standards.

Read more

Alaska Senate to split session time in Juneau, Anchorage

JUNEAU — Members of the Alaska Senate do not plan to spend all their time in Juneau when the fourth special session this year convenes... Read more

Lawmakers hold hearings Monday on pipeline, SB 91 rollback

In a pair of hearings Monday, the Alaska Legislature will consider the past and the future.

Read more