Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday has appointed former Bethel Mayor Tiffany Zulkosky to replace House Rep. Zach Fansler, who stepped down earlier this month amid allegations of sexual assault.

Zulkosky, 34, works as vice president of communications for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

She has also worked was a director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Western Alaska, and served as former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich’s rurual director.

“Tiffany is the best person for this job. I’m proud and humbled to forward someone with such a compelling background and strong voice to House Democrats for consideration,” Governor Walker said. “If and when she is confirmed, the district will be represented well.”

Walker selected Zulkosky among three names Democrats submitted to Walker on Monday, along with Yvonne L. Jackson and Raymond “Thor” Williams Jackson.

Copyright 2018 KTVA. All rights reserved.


State Rep. Fansler resigns after alleged attack

House takes measures against Fansler against alleged assault

Fansler refuses call to resign after alleged beating