Demboski departs Assembly for Dunleavy job
Anchorage Assembly member Amy Demboski has resigned her seat, in order to become a deputy chief of staff in newly sworn-in Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration.
Assembly Chair Forrest Dunbar confirmed Monday afternoon that he had received Demboski's resignation, which became effective at noon.
"Mr. Dunbar has indicated that he will introduce a resolution for the Assembly to declare the position vacant at the Tuesday, December 4, 2018 regular Assembly meeting," Assembly staff wrote in a Monday statement. "The resolution will detail the process for filling the vacancy, which must be filled within 30 days of the resignation or by January 2, 2019."
"I'll be right there next to the governor, but for the citizens of Anchorage I think it's very helpful to have somebody who understands municipal operations and has clear communication with leadership here in Anchorage to be able to facilitate any help that needs to come from the governor's office," Demboski said after an emergency Assembly meeting on Sunday morning.
Demboski posted on her Facebook page that she had hoped to stay on the Assembly through December, but in light of recent events moved up the date.
She says this will allow her to more effectively work with the governor as deputy chief of staff.
Demboski anticipated the Assembly will start accepting applications to fill the vacant seat on Wednesday. She says there may be a special meeting to fill the seat.
Cassie Schirm contributed to this report.
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