Republicans blast Minority leader in Senate over hiring convicted stalker

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Peter Paul Ferrero was hired to work as a page in the Alaska legislature this year.

    Alaska Landmine reported Ferrero was convicted of stalking Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Gov. Sarah Palin in 2014.

    Rep. Sharon Jackson expressed outrage when she found out a convicted stalker was employed in the legislature, "I was shocked this week to learn that an individual who had to plead guilty and was convicted of harassing and stalking women was hired not once, but twice, inside the Capitol Building this session,” said Representative Sharon Jackson.

    The Alaska Landmine said Ferrero is currently doing contract work for Democratic State Senator Tom Begich, who has known Ferrero since 2016.

    Begich said he believes in second change and that Ferrero had been working on some crime statistics for his office.

    Ferraro has been charged with two Class C felonies in 2017 after a probation violation.  He was also charged with assaulting police and trying to steal the sidearm of a law enforcement officer.

    Rep. Jackson said three Alaskan leaders have been forced to resign in separate scandals that involve the abuse of women   “This culture of placing power politics over the safety of women is utterly unacceptable, especially from those seeking to exercise leadership responsibilities over the Alaska Legislature. I intend to address this by requesting the Legislative Council take immediate action.”

    Representative Jackson further stated, “As a woman Legislator, a mother, daughter, and sister, I’m committed to doing everything I can to ensure that we set the example and protect everyone from harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. I implore my colleagues to follow suit. I look forward to Legislative Leadership that puts the safety of all Alaskans as our top priority.”
     

     

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