Shaw takes himself out of running for judicial conduct board

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The governor's office is reporting that Trevor Shaw will withdraw his name from consideration for an appointment to the Commission on Judicial Conduct.

    According to Gov. Mike Dunleavy's press secretary Matt Shuckerow, Shaw will no longer seek confirmation to the board.

    Shaw, a former president of the Ketchikan School Board, faced scrutiny from legislators at a recent confirmation hearing regarding his time on the board.

    State senators previously grilled Shaw over his relationship to a former Ketchikan teacher accused of sexual abuse and a recall effort he faced.

    During a confirmation hearing, Shaw said he was not forced out over the scandal involving former teacher Doug Edwards. Shaw said the recall effort played out as tensions involving Edwards were high, and he said he did what he thought was best by opting to avoid a recall vote and resigning.

    The recall effort addressed Shaw's alleged treatment of a student representative who wanted to be heard regarding a board appointment. Shaw said the bar for certifying recall petitions is low.

    Shaw said Edwards was his childhood pastor and officiated his wedding. He said he did not know about any allegations against Edwards until Edwards' arrest. Edwards faces sentencing in April.

    Shaw, who testified via telephone, said there is "absolutely no evidence whatsoever that I had any knowledge of his behaviors or did anything to cover them up. There's no proof or evidence of that whatsoever."

    Sen. Lora Reinbold, an Eagle River Republican, said she had reservations about Shaw's nomination. She said she would consider Shaw's testimony but also review his nomination further.

     

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