Appointees confirmed to Alaska House, Senate

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Two vacant seats in the Alaska Legislature have been filled.
Senate Republicans announced yesterday that they have confirmed Mike Shower to occupy the seat vacated last month by Wasilla Republican Mike Dunleavy.
The process to fill that seat has been messy.
Senate Republicans rejected Governor Bill Walker's first choice, who wasn't among the finalists advanced by Senate District E Republicans.
Walker's second nominee was on the list but withdrew amid backlash over controversial social media posts.
Republicans, at the request of Walker's office, then provided more names for consideration, including Shower's.
Meanwhile, Governor Walker has appointed Tiffany Zulkosky of Bethel to replace Democrat Zach Fansler in the Alaska House.
Fansler resigned earlier this month after accusations that he hit a woman.
Zulkosky is a former Mayor of Bethel and is the Vice President of communications for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.
House Democrats approved her appointment late Thursday.