Ogg chosen to replace Stevens in House district

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2003

KODIAK (AP) -- Former Kodiak Island Borough mayor Dan Ogg was recommended this week to fill the House District 36 seat vacated by former Rep. Gary Stevens.

The Republican Party of Alaska forwarded the recommendation of a GOP district nominating committee to Gov. Frank Murkowski on Wednesday. Murkowski could appoint a replacement as early as Tuesday, said press spokesman John Manly.

Stevens resigned from the House Feb. 19 to fill a Senate seat vacated by Alan Austerman. Murkowski earlier appointed Austerman to become his top fisheries policy advisor.

Ogg is an attorney and former University of Alaska regent who lost to Stevens in the 2000 Republican Primary by 80 votes. In a letter to the local GOP committee, Ogg said he would run for the seat in 2004 if not chosen by the governor.

Bob Brodie, Republican District 36 chairman, said Ogg was chosen from three applicants.

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