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Mike “Fish” Pawlowski leaving Sen. Murkowski’s office to partner with lobbyist Jerry Mackie

Mike “Fish” Pawlowski is leaving his role of Chief of Staff to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R – Alaska) to form a new company with longtime lobbyist Jerry Mackie. The company is called Strategy North Group and will start on January 1, 2021. Pawlowski will be moving back to Alaska in January. All of Mackie’s existing clients will be transferred to the new company. It’s common after an election for staff to move around. Murkowski is termed out as chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Although she will retain her position as chair of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. It’s speculated that she will become chair of the Indian Affairs Committee.

Mackie served in the Alaska Legislature from 1991-2000 and has been a lobbyist since 2002. Pawlowski worked as a legislative staffer for almost a decade. He also served as deputy commissioner for the Department of Revenue under former Governor Sean Parnell. He has been with Murkowski’s office since 2015. Pawlowski has a one year prohibition under Senate Ethics from lobbying the U.S. Senate. His one year prohibition on lobbying in Alaska has long expired. Pawlowski may also be looking to work on Murkowski’s 2022 campaign if she decides to run for reelection. So that could also be a factor in leaving his role in her office.

The next legislative session is set to begin on January 19, 2021.

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Richie romero
2 years ago

Why do they call.him fish? His lips don’t look so big.

Marlin Savage
2 years ago

Liberal Lies A strikes again…………..

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said that he believes a “president ought to be able to pick his or her Cabinet barring someone who is out of the mainstream of either party,” and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) gives “great latitude” to presidents to make appointments. Those two plus Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) give Biden a working majority on Cabinet picks, even if Democrats fall short in a pair of Georgia runoffs and the GOP holds a 52-48 majority.

2 years ago

Follow that government money. All those folks that want to cut government for others never stray far from it.

Richie romero
2 years ago

Are you recovering from a hangover or Coke binge again? Where is your post?
Its getting bed time and I miss your articles.

Moose turd
2 years ago

Lobbyists are total bottom-feeders.