Palin names 3 more to cabinet

Only two positions remain to be filled after Thursday's appointments

Posted: Friday, January 12, 2007

Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday named three more members to her administration, including Labor Commissioner Clark "Click" Bishop, Deputy Labor Commissioner Tara Jollie and Administration Commissioner Annette Kreitzer.

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Bishop, of Fairbanks, is the administrator for the Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust.

Palin said Bishop brings 20 years of leadership to the position working with union and non-union entities.

Jollie, of Anchorage, has more than 20 years with the state, including 10 years as the lead administrator for Workforce Development programs.

Kreitzer, of Juneau, served most recently as the acting chief of staff for former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman. She also worked for Leman for eight years when he was a state senator.

Only two positions remain to be filled, and one department still has an acting commissioner. Palin is expected to announce her selections for the positions of commissioner and deputy commissioner of Transportation soon. Marty Rutherford continues as the acting commissioner for the Department of Natural Resources.

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