John MacKinnon is a former deputy commissioner and married to outgoing Republican state Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River. (Courtesy Photo)

John MacKinnon is a former deputy commissioner and married to outgoing Republican state Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River. (Courtesy Photo)

Dunleavy picks MacKinnon for transportation commissioner

John MacKinnon is the outgoing executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.

Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy has named the outgoing executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska as his transportation commissioner.

John MacKinnon is a former deputy commissioner and married to outgoing Republican state Sen. Anna MacKinnon of Eagle River.

Dunleavy’s team previously said it asked state employees who serve at the pleasure of the governor to resign and indicate if they wish to work for the incoming administration. Anchorage and Fairbanks airport managers are on the list.

Dunleavy said he wants to review whether employees are a good fit for the administration and its agenda.

Last week, Dunleavy named Tamika Ledbetter as his choice for Labor commissioner. Ledbetter has been an employment services manager with the state labor department.

Both picks must be confirmed by the Alaska Legislature.


• Associated Press report.


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