Alaska attorney general nominee has Native ties
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced a new attorney general pick on Tuesday, one with connections to the Alaska Native community.

But unlike Palin's prior choice, Daniel S. Sullivan seems to have a more favorable relationship with Alaska Natives. His wife is Julie Fate, whose mother, Mary Jane Fate, served as co-chairwoman of the Alaska Federation of Natives, president of the Rampart Village Corp. and regent at the University of Alaska.

Sullivan is also apparently close to Mark Kroloff, the chief operating officer for the Arctic Slope Regional Corp., the largest-grossing Alaska Native regional corporation. Kroloff said he encouraged Sullivan, who served in the Bush administration, to come back to Alaska.

Sullivan at one point worked for the Perkins Coie law firm in Anchorage and practiced business and corporate law. He said he wouldn't identify any of his former clients for now.

Wayne Anthony Ross, Palin's prior nominee, was rejected by Alaska lawmakers after opposition from Alaska Natives and other groups.

Get the Story:
Palin's AG choice comes with credentials (The Anchorage Daily News 6/17)
Palin nominates Sullivan as Alaska attorney general (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 6/17)

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