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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...
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.
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.
Photo: Images from another time Welcoming the governor, 1982

...second from right, as he arrives at Juneau International Airport after he was elected governor in November 1982. Sheffield, a Democrat, served one term as governor. He defeated GOP candidate Tom Fink. Sound off on the important issues at
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
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...
Anchorage mayor comfortable using his veto

...Claman, Mark Begich, George Wuerch and Rick Mystrom - though no match for Anchorage's veto king, 1988-1994 Mayor Tom Fink. Fink issued an average of almost one veto every two weeks - more than 150 altogether. "I think his style is more authoritarian-executive...
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...
Panel wants state contracts changed

...John Cowdery, an Anchorage Republican who was co-chairman of the commission. ``We felt that was too many,'' Tom Fink, a commission member from Anchorage, said. ``No one could wade through it.'' Among the many subcommittee recommendations...
Former rival Miller endorses Sen. Murkowski

...people who worked closely with him to support Murkowski. Backers such as Lt. Gov. Loren Leman, former Anchorage Mayor Tom Fink and state Sen. Lyda Green already have pledged themselves to Murkowski. As for the conservative Alas-kans who voted...


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