Palin picks Bush ex-official to be Alaska attorney general

Anchorage Daily NewsJune 16, 2009 

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin today appointed Daniel S. Sullivan, a former assistant secretary of state in the Bush administration, to be state attorney general.

"Dan Sullivan brings to the attorney general position a broad array of expertise, experience, and judgment that will significantly benefit Alaska," Palin said in a written statement. "He has a strong Alaska legal background and public service record in the state. His leadership and negotiating achievements at the highest levels of the U.S. government, including on issues of vital importance to the State of Alaska, will help ensure that the interests of Alaska and our citizens are advanced and safeguarded.

Sullivan is a former associate in the Anchorage office of the law firm Perkins Coie, where he practiced business and corporate law. He clerked for U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Andrew Kleinfeld of Fairbanks and then-Chief Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court.

Sullivan's wife, Julie, is the daughter of former state representative Hugh Fate of Fairbanks and Mary Jane Fate, who is a former co-chairwoman of the Alaska Federation of Natives and was also on the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

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