Administration commissioner appointee John Quick resigns

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Thursday night, Governor Mike Dunleavy accepted the resignation of John Quick, the appointee for Commissioner of the Department of Administration. Quick faced scrutiny after allegedly falsifying information during his confirmation hearing.

In his resignation letter to Governor Dunleavy, Quick said, "Though I strongly refute some of the claims made against me over the last 48 hours, I do not want to become a distraction to your agenda and the positive work you are doing on behalf of Alaskans."

After accepting Quick's resignation, Dunleavy appointed Paula Vrana as Acting Commissioner of Administration. In a letter to employees of the Department of Administration, Dunleavy stated that Vrana "immediately immersed herself in your department’s important role to the State of Alaska, and I am confident you are in good hands."

Vrana is an attorney and has been with the department since January 2 of this year.