Congresswoman Mary Peltola has selected Josh Rewak, a Republican and former rival, for the chief of staff position of director of state.
“We may have different party affiliations, but the job is about serving all Alaskans,” Revak said in the email. announce their new job,
Revak is a combat veteran and was a state senator from Anchorage when he applied to run for the US House following the death of Congressman Don Young. Revak was supported by Young’s widow but ended 10th In crowded special primary.
Peltola said in an emailed statement that Rewak’s skills would be useful to constituents who need help navigating the federal bureaucracy. He said Rewak will be the first point of contact for Alaskans seeking assistance with federal agencies or casework.
Peltola has hired several Republican staffers – a rarity in Congress.
Her statement read, “Since I won the election with the support of Alaskans on both sides of the aisle, I am building a team to tackle the issues that unite us.”
His chief of staff, Alex Ortiz, was also Young’s chief of staff.