Gilman takes post at congressional office

Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2003

The Kenai office of the Alaska congressional delegation has a new face.

Margaret Gilman, a former teacher from Kenai, has taken over as the new staff assistant at the delegation's Kenai office.

Gilman replaces Becky Hultberg, who moved to Juneau to work in the administration of Gov. Frank Murkow-ski as the governor's boards and commissions assistant.

Gilman's job will be to serve as the delegation's presence on the peninsula. From her office on Trading Bay Road in Kenai, she'll be able to dispense information about Alaska's legislative delegation, answer questions from constituents and act as a liaison between the public and Sens. Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Rep. Don Young.

Gilman's appointment to the office was announced Tuesday. In a press release, Stevens said he was excited to have Gilman staffing the Kenai office.

"We are pleased to have Margaret join our team and are certain she will be an asset to our work on behalf of all Alaskans," he said.

Gilman is a longtime Kenai resident and a graduate of Kenai Central High School. She lives in Kenai with her husband, Blaine, and their four children and currently holds a seat on the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board.

Gilman said she could not comment Tuesday on her new position. She did say, however, that her new job would in no way affect her ability to serve on the school board, nor would her position on the board affect her work for Alaska's congressional delegation.

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