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Mon July 28, 2014
Former Pebble Partnership Employee Named Fisheries Advisor to Governor Parnell
The campaign manager for U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan has been picked to be the new fisheries advisory to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell. Late last year Dan Sullivan named Ben Mohr as campaign manager. Mohr has left the campaign to accept a job as Alaska Governor Sean Parnell’s fisheries policy advisor.
Mohr is from Anchorage. He has a bachelor’s degree from Alaska Pacific University and is a former Chairman of the Anchorage Young Republicans. Mohr’s selection is drawing some criticism because prior to joining the Sullivan for Senate campaign he spent 6-years working for the Pebble Limited Partnership, which is looking at developing a huge open-pit mine north of Lake Iliamna. Mohr worked as a public affairs specialist for the Partnership and he often served as a spokesperson for the Partnership. Mohr was with the Partnership for over 6-years. Ben Mohr replaces Stephanie Moreland as the Governor’s fisheries policy advisor. She held that position for a couple of years.