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Craig E. Campbell Officially Sworn In

as Lieutenant Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

No. 09-023


August 10, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Lieutenant General Craig E. Campbell was officially sworn in today as Alaska’s 12th lieutenant governor. Campbell was confirmed during a special session of the Alaska Legislature held today in Anchorage.

The Honorable Judge Charles T. Huguelet administered the oath of office to Campbell immediately following the vote.

“I would like to thank the Legislature for this afternoon’s vote confirming me as lieutenant governor for the state of Alaska,” Campbell said. “I am very honored to have this opportunity and look forward to serving Alaskans in this new and exciting role. In the coming months, it is imperative that we work together on economic development - jobs for Alaskans. As we advance the natural gas line, it is important that we also focus on providing in-state gas to Alaskans. This will be at the top of my priority list as I continue to serve Alaskans in this new position.”

“Lieutenant Governor Campbell has served our state with distinction,” Governor Sean Parnell said. “We share the same priorities for Alaska – strengthening our economy and our families. I look forward to working closely with the lieutenant governor to advance our state.”

Lieutenant Governor Campbell recently served as the adjutant general for the state of Alaska and the commander of the Alaska National Guard and the commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The lieutenant governor and his wife, Anne Marie, were married in 1972. After moving to Alaska, they built their home in Eagle River in 1983. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

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