New elections supervisor named

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer chose a familiar name when he chose a new Director for the Division of Elections.

    Gail Fenumiai will return to the job she held for nearly eight years on January 2..   Fenumiai held the job from 2008 to 2015. She was replaced by Josie Bahnke.

    Meyer chief of staff Josh Applebee said Bahnke's last day was Friday.

    Applebee said the change in leadership is not expected to be a problem in ongoing litigation over a Fairbanks House seat.

    Democrat Kathryn Dodge challenged the results of a recount that showed her losing to Republican Bart LeBon by one vote. Both candidates have questioned decisions made on whether to count, or exclude, some ballots.

    Lauri Wilson, a regional elections supervisor, will be interim director until Fenumiai takes over.

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