During, a press availability with the Senate Majority yesterday afternoon, Senator Peter Micciche of Soldotna was asked about any potential conflicts of interest with the Soldotna republican serving in leadership positions within the senate, particularly serving as co-chair of the Senate Committee on TAPs throughput decline, with his “day job” as the Superintendent of the ConocoPhillips Kenai LNG plant.
Micciche responding saying..
Sen. Micciche(R-Soldotna): “With 90-percent of a revenue stream,[it’s] not so bad to have some folks that have some knowledge of the industry. We’ve also had representatives that are attorneys for unions that sit on Labor and Commerce. We’ve had folks that have been retired instructors that some might look at as being the fox in the hen house of PERS and TRS. I don’t view it that way. We have a citizen Legislature and I put my hand, raised my hand, my left hand was on the bible of what I believe as being someone who is representing the people of Alaska. My job, just like you said, is just a job. We all have one.”
Micciche noted that the Kenai LNG plant will either run or it won’t run, saying if he was not employed there, he would be employed elsewhere. Micciche added that simply, what’s important to Alaskans is important to him, and he’s made that commitment and it is quite clear.