Begich places Juneau resident on staff

Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2009

JUNEAU -Sen. Mark Begich has hired Juneau resident Bob King as a member of his staff for fisheries, Coast Guard, Arctic policy and other issues under the jurisdiction of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

King is a 31-year Alaska resident, and best known as press secretary for former Gov. Tony Knowles. He worked as a radio reporter for many years in Bristol Bay covering fishery issues.

King most recently coordinated marine debris cleanup efforts in Alaska for the non-profit Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation and has also written extensively on fisheries history and policy issues for trade publications and other outlets.

King will be based in Washington, D.C.

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