Murkowski Congratulates AFN on Newly Elected President Ben Mallott

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement in response to Benjamin Mallott being elected as the Alaska Federation of Native’s (AFN) future president. Ben is the current Vice President of External Affairs for AFN, having worked over 11 years for the organization. Ben formerly served as Senator Murkowski’s Legislative Assistant for Alaska Native and Indian Affairs in her Washington DC office.

“Congratulations to Ben Mallott on his selection to serve as the next President of the Alaska Federation of Natives. During Ben’s tenure in my office in DC, he worked diligently to improve the livelihoods of Alaska Native communities across the state. His empathy, dedication, cultural values, and understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing Alaska Native communities make him an ideal candidate for the job. I have no doubt that he will excel in this new role,” said Vice Chairman Murkowski. “I thank former AFN President, Julie Kitka, for her decades of service to Alaska and look forward to continuing my partnership with AFN to ensure Alaska Native communities have the brightest future possible.”

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