ANCHORAGE - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has hired the former mayor of Juneau as his field representative for northern southeast Alaska.
Sally Smith is also a former three-term state Democratic legislator who represented Fairbanks in the late 1970s and early '80s.
Begich says Smith is familiar with Alaska issues and a variety of viewpoints.
Smith was mayor of Juneau from October 2000 to October 2003.
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