By Iris Samuels
Anchorage Daily News 

Wrangell High School 1980 graduate named state elections director


February 22, 2023

Sean Maguire/Anchorage Daily News

Carol Beecher was appointed last week to run Alaska's Division of Elections. She is a 1980 graduate of Wrangell High School.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom on Feb. 15 appointed a longtime state employee and Republican Party supporter to lead the Alaska Division of Elections.

Carol Beecher, who led the state's child support enforcement division for the past nine years, will now administer Alaska's elections. Her first day was Feb. 15.

Beecher grew up at a logging camp on Zarembo Island and graduated from Wrangell High School in 1980, according to the lieutenant governor's office.

She succeeds Gail Fenumiai, the division's longtime director who retired late last year after administering Alaska's first ranked-choice elect...

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