North Pole dentist drops nomination

The Alaska Public Offices Commission is currently one nominee short.

Governor Sean Parnell’s nominee to the commission, North Pole dentist David Eichler, dropped out of the race earlier this morning.

Eichler dropped out after an Anchorage blogger resurfaced racist statements he made about Alaska Natives.

If Eichler stayed in the race, he still would have been questioned about those remarks during the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning.

His drop leaves an open seat on the bipartisan commission.