Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Mayor Berkowitz seeks to ramp up Anchorage's lobbying presence in Juneau

Published: January 20, 2016

Alaska Dispatch News
By: Devin Kelly

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz wants to hire two new lobbyists -- one focusing on the Port of Anchorage, the other on the city’s electric utility -- to influence Alaska legislators during this year’s session in Juneau.

According to documents submitted to the Anchorage Assembly this week, Berkowitz is seeking a $65,000 lobbying contract with veteran political strategist and consultant Jim Lottsfeldt to work on behalf of the city and the port.

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