Governor Sean Parnell is expected to announce plans for his political future today at a reception during the Alaska Federation of Republican Women’s convention in Fairbanks.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young also are expected to attend the reception this evening at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks.
Rhonda Boyles, president of the women’s group, said the governor’s office asked her to make contact the media about the announcement since it is a political event and not official state business.
Parnell could seek re-election as governor next year. He also has been seen as a possible challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.