Governor Dunleavy sworn in for 2nd term
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Republican Governor Mike Dunleavy was inaugurated to his second term in office on Monday, December 5.
In a ceremony at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, the governor took his oath of office, swearing to uphold the constitution of the United States and the State of Alaska.
In his next term, Dunleavy said he hopes to work with the legislature and local officials to invest in the state’s future and make Alaska safer.
He also sees Alaska’s position in international relations growing in the coming years. “Alaska’s in an interesting position on the globe, and what’s happening internationally is going to put Alaska even more so on the globe,” Dunleavy said. “As we know, there are models that indicate, and we can see that ourselves, that the arctic is warming. This is going to put Alaska in the forefront of international trade, international relations, especially in the Pacific, and especially in the arctic. Alaska’s position as a logistic hub, with our international airport, is only going to grow.”
Dunleavy is the first Alaska governor to be elected to a second term since Tony Knowles in 1998.
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