FW. PR 08-157 Governor Palin Names Public Safety Commissioner 091208

 Great pick! Ken and I have known Joe and Michelle since their days in Sand Point! He has a
 twin, but I can't think of his name.

 From: Burkert, Erin E) [mailto:]
 Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 4:40 PM
 To: Leighow, Sharon W); Hughes, Rosanne D)
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 Subject: PR 08-157 Governor Palin Names Public Safety Commissioner 091208


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       No. 08-157

                   ernor Palin Names Public Safety Commissioner

September 12, 2008, Anchorage, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palln today named Joseph A. Masters,
security director of Doyon Universal Services and affiliate professor at University of Alaska
Southeast, as commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

"Joe Masters brings more than two decades of Alaska law enforcement experience to the
Department of Public Safety," Governor Palin said. "Both the department and all Alaskans will be
well-served by his professionalism and knowledge of all facets of the organization."

Masters, 44, of Anchorage, has 24 years of public safety experience. He has more than 20 years of
service with the Department of Public Safety in various roles including supervising trooper
recruitment and training. Masters served as deputy director of the Alaska State Troopers from
June 2003 through May 2005. Prior to his service with the Troopers, Masters was a commander in
Fish & Wildlife Protection.

"It is an honor to be entrusted with this responsibility by Governor Palin and I look forward to
working with the Department of Public Safety, and in cooperation with other departments, in a


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 continual quest for improved delivery of services ," Masters said. "The members of the department
 are hardworking and dedicated to the protection of the citizens of Alaska and I am equally honored
 to provide direction and leadership to these everyday heroes."

 Masters is a 1986 graduate of the Alaska State Trooper Academy . He serves on the board of
 directors for the Alaska Native Justice Center , the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers and
 other organizations, and serves on working groups of the Alaska Rural Justice Commission. He
 lives in Anchorage with his wife Michelle and their three children.


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    From:   ernor Sarah Patin sponsored)ernors alaska.gov]
    Sent:     Friday, September 12, 2008 12:04 PM
    To:       Mason; Janice L)
    Subject: FW: Trig

  From : Wilson, Linda J [mailto:]
  Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 11:30 AM
  To: Governor Sarah Patin. sponsored)
  Subject: Trig


  Just wanted to wish you congratulations on your beautiful baby boy Trig. We too are blessed with an angel with
  Down Syndrome , Alexandra, 6 (website above). My sister-in-law put together the website I enclosed as its filled
  with wonderfully helpful guidance as Alex finished regular ed kindergarten last year , plays t-ball, reads like a
  champ and is so bright and beautiful and has such amazing potential as I know your little angel will as well. God
  Bless you and your family and God Bless your race to the Vice Presidency . There couldn't be a finer person