From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage --
The Alaska Public Offices Commission plans to hold a meeting on Monday afternoon to talk more about Veco contributions, said APOC director Brooke Miles.
She said a Sept. 25 letter from Reps. Les Gara and Harry Crawford prompted the meeting and that the commission could discuss, for example, the Veco special bonus program and contributions to candidate fund-raisers.
Miles said she doesn’t know what the commission might decide, but said: “If they were to look at this in same light over which they saw the polling issue, it’s likely that they would ask the staff to conduct a fact finding investigation and report back to them.”
Meantime, Gara and Sen. Hollis French sent this letter to BP, Conoco and Exxon, asking about their relationship with Veco. For example, did anyone at the companies talk with Veco about influencing politicians with campaign donations?
Also today: Charisse Millett, who has worked for former Rep. Vic Kohring, the Department of Administration and Rep. John Harris, said she’s filed with APOC to run for Rep. Kevin Meyer’s seat.
Millett is a registered Republican, and said another Republican - Bruce Webb - also plans to run. Until recently, Millet was vice president of the Abbott Loop Community Council.