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My Turn: History shows Walker and Mallott made the smart move

...determined the outcome of the election. One of these came in 1982 when Dick Randolph, the independent, challenged Republican Tom Fink and Democrat Bill Sheffield, giving Sheffield the win. The granddaddy of all third-party upsets came in 1990 when Wally...
Cancer claims Crawford

...former Gov. Bill Sheffield's chief of staff. He also had worked as city manager for Anchorage mayors Rick Mystrom, Tom Fink and George Sullivan, the late father of the current mayor. Crawford served as Dan Sullivan's chief of staff, resigning...
Four try long-shot chance to be governor

...concierge. In 1982, Dick Randolph ran as the Libertarian candidate for governor and drew enough votes away from Republican Tom Fink to allow a Democrat to win, McBeath said. More recently, Jack Coghill garnered 14 percent of the vote in 1994 as an...
Photo: Political compadre

...businessman and Democrat from Anchorage, was elected governor in 1982 and served a single term. He defeated Republican Tom Fink, whose main platform plank was to move the capital from Juneau to Willow. Sound off on the important issues at
Images from another time: Capitol saver

...his inaugural address on December 6, 1982 in the 8th-floor atrium of the State Office Building. Sheffield who opposed moving the capitol from Juneau, defeated pro-move Republican Tom Fink of Anchorage after a bitterly-fought campaign.
Haines borough manager dies, 58

...state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and worked for former Anchorage mayors George Sullivan and Tom Fink. Pignalberi served in the Alaska Legislature from 1984 to 1986. In 2000, he made a run at an Senate seat in Anchorage...
Historic theater could be torn down

...defaulted on its bank loan. According to Gina Holloman at Anchorage Historic Properties Inc., the administration of Mayor Tom Fink passed up an opportunity to take over mortgage payments and resell the building while maintaining preservation rights...
Incoming governor, 1982

Former Gov. Jay Hammond, left, gives incoming Gov. Bill Sheffield a tour of the Alaska Capitol in November 1982. Sheffield was elected after a bitter campaign that pitted him against Anchorage Republican Tom Fink, whose main plank was to move the Capitol from Juneau.
Former governor keeps going strong

...a desire to get into public service. Sheffield threw in his name for the 1981 election, running against his buddy, Tom Fink, who later became the Anchorage mayor. He won the general election by 18,000 votes, sweeping the Bush and Southeast...
CIRI markets Fire Island as possible air cargo hub

...200-acre island to the mainland has been part of local economic development plans for decades. Former Anchorage Mayor Tom Fink and former Gov. Wally Hickel floated various ideas to build a shipping port on the island, but those proposals died...


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