JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state official says a controversial Board of Fisheries appointee has indicated he no longer wants to be considered for a seat on the board.
Karen Gillis, director of boards and commissions, said she was told Friday to prepare a letter to the Legislature, informing lawmakers Roland Maw was withdrawing his name from consideration. Maw didn’t immediately return a call to The Associated Press seeking confirmation.
Gov. Bill Walker appointed Maw in January after former board chair Karl Johnstone resigned.
Maw had been expected to serve on the board as an interim member at a meeting in Sitka that begins Feb. 23. Gillis says the seat will likely go unfilled at that meeting.
Walker will now have two seats on the Board of Fisheries to fill by April 1.