Lt. Governor Meyer Appoints Gail Fenumiai as Elections Director
Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer has appointed Gail Fenumiai as director of the Alaska Division of Elections.
Fenumiai is a seasoned veteran of the division, serving nearly seventeen years as an elections coordinator, information officer and elections program specialist. She was also elections director from 2008 to 2015.
“Gail has the skills, wisdom, experience and judgement to restore Alaskan’s faith and trust in our elections process and that is exactly what we pledge to do.” said Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer.
Ms. Fenumiai most recently worked as a regional coordinator at Catholic Community Service in Juneau, she begins working at the Division of Elections on January 2, 2019. Region I Elections Supervisor Lauri Wilson will serve as Interim Director.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.