07/27/15 - 9:38pm
JUNEAU — Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has chosen a new director for Alaska’s Division of Elections.
Mallott asked for and accepted the resignation of Gail Fenumiai on Friday, said Claire Richardson, a special staff assistant to Mallott.
Fenumiai will be replaced by Nome city manager Josie Bahnke, who is scheduled to begin her new role Oct. 1. Lauri Wilson, a regional elections supervisor, will serve as acting director in the meantime, Richardson said.
It was Mallott’s prerogative to make the change, and there was nothing personal about it, Richardson said.