FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2018
House Democrats Praise Selection of Tiffany Zulkosky as New District 38 State Representative
Tiffany Zulkosky’s Local Government Experience and Health Care Knowledge Will Be an Asset for the Alaska Legislature
Juneau – Today, the Democrats in the Alaska House of Representatives approved Governor Walker’s selection of Tiffany Zulkosky to fill the vacant House District 38 seat in the Alaska House of Representatives. Zulkosky will serve out the remainder of the term of Zach Fansler, who resigned earlier this month.
“The District 38 Democrats under the direction of Ben Anderson-Agimuk did great work in identifying three amazing Alaskans willing to serve the people of the Y-K Delta in Juneau. We are grateful to Yvonne Jackson and Thor Williams for volunteering to represent their community on such short notice. They deserve our thanks. I also want to thank Governor Walker for making quick work of the vetting process and for choosing such a remarkable woman to fill the vacancy,” said Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham). “I have enormous confidence that Tiffany Zulkosky will be a great representative for District 38 and look forward to working closely with her as she joins our efforts to combat a fiscal crisis that threatens jobs, essential state services, and our entire economy. Tiffany has an impressive resume and a skill-set that makes her the ideal person to step in and serve the people of the Y-K Delta. I am especially pleased that the region will be represented by an Alaska Native woman for the first time since Mary Sattler Peltola left the Alaska Legislature back in 2008.”
Tiffany Zulkosky currently serves as the Vice-President of Communications for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation and is a former Mayor of Bethel. She is the former Executive Director of the Nuvista Light and Electric Cooperative and served two years as the West Area Director for the USDA Rural Development Program in Alaska. Zulkosky holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwest University in Seattle and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast.
“We are asking a lot of Tiffany Zulkosky because she will have to hit the ground running and learn on the job. After speaking with her, I know she can do everything we ask of her and more,” said House Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage). “Tiffany joins a diverse group of lawmakers who have pledged to put aside politics in favor of solutions. That what the people of Bethel and the Y-K Delta demand and it’s a challenge that Tiffany is enthusiastically embracing.”
Tiffany Zulkosky is expected to arrive in Juneau in early March. At that point, she will be sworn in and receive committee assignments.
For more information, please contact Alaska House Majority Coalition Press Secretary Mike Mason at (907) 444-0889.