Juneau's Clough appointed to redistricting board

Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010

Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Al Clough of Juneau to the state's Redistricting Board, which will redraw state legislative district boundaries based on the ongoing U.S. Census.

Parnell also appointed John Torgerson of Soldotna to the board. Senate President Gary Stevens appointed Bob Brodie of Kodiak.

Two seats on the board remain open. House Speaker Mike Chenault and Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti have yet to make appointments.

Clough, who lives in North Douglas, is a lifelong Alaskan and a commercial pilot for Wings of Alaska in Juneau. A registered professional geologist, Clough has worked across Alaska in the mining industry, including as vice president of the Red Diamond Mining Company, deputy project manager for Kvaerner Environmental on the A-J Mine Project, and for the U.S. Bureau of Mines.

Clough is a former deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development and served as an assembly member for the City and Borough of Juneau.

He earned a bachelor's degree from the Western State College of Colorado and a master's degree from the University of Idaho. Clough will represent the First Judicial District.

Torgerson is also a former deputy commissioner, overseeing the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. He also oversaw the state ferry system briefly as acting deputy director for marine operations.

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