Governor appoints former Air Force pilot to fill vacant Senate seat

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Governor Bill Walker has made a third attempt to fill the vacant state senate seat recently vacated by Mike Dunleavy, who resigned to run for governor.
Shower was on the second list of names that Senate Republicans put forward as possible replacements for the vacant seat.
That revised list was requested by Walker after his second nominee, Thomas Braund, withdrew amid controversy over his social media posts about abortion and other issues.
Walker's office says the Governor was unaware of Braund's controversial posts.
Shower is subject to confirmation by Senate Republicans.