Governor Dunleavy removes three from Human Rights Commission

Three members of the Alaska Human Rights Commission have been removed by Governor Mike Dunleavy, leaving only one member not appointed by the Governor.
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Three members of the Alaska Human Rights Commission have been removed by Governor Mike Dunleavy, leaving only one member not appointed by the Governor. Kathryn Dodge, Megan Mackiernan, and Christa J. Bruce-Kotrc are all being replaced. Mackiernan was the chair of the commission.

These are the latest changes for a group that has seen a massive overhaul in the past few months. Earlier this year, their executive director resigned after being suspended for a controversial social media post where she complained about a "Black Guns Matter" sticker; calling it racist. Two other members of the committee resigned around that same time.

In a press release earlier today, Dunleavy announced new members of various boards and commissions throughout the state. Dunleavy's appointed replacements for the Human Right's Commission are Fairbanks' Betsy Engle, Sitka's William Craig, and Evelyn Falzerano from Anchorage.

When asked for comment Kathryn Dodge said "It has been an honor to serve on the commission and I wish them well as they recruit a new executive director and move forward."