One of the appointees to the state Board of Game has withdrawn her name from consideration.
Governor Sarah Palin says that former Alaska Outdoor Council president Teresa Sager-Albaugh withdrew her name Wednesday. Palin says she will submit an additional name to the Legislature to fill the open seat within two weeks.
The news that Sager-Albaugh had withdrawn her name was welcomed by some Alaska Native legislators, who want the governor to appoint at least one Native to the game board. If Palin's appointments had been confirmed, it would have been the first time since the board was created in 1976 that it lacked a Native member.
Frank Bailey, director of State Boards and Commissions, said it is his job to provide the governor with names in a selection process that seeks to be color-blind. Bailey said, however, a lot of good Alaska Native candidates have been received and he will be looking at all of them.