Larry Persily

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Larry Persily was Federal Coordinator (director) of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects 2010-2015. The Federal Coordinator is nominated with advice and consent of the Senate by the President of the United States.[1][2] He was nominated by Barack Obama on December 9, 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 2010.[3][4]

Persily criticized his former employer, then-Governor Sarah Palin, as John McCain's choice for vice president.[5] Until June 2008, he had worked as the Washington, DC liaison for the state government of Alaska.[5] "She's not qualified, she doesn't have the judgment, to be next in line to the president of the United States," said Persily in August 2008.[5]

In December 2009, Democratic Senator Mark Begich recommended Persily for the Obama administration post.[6]

Persily was also a "key aide" to Alaska house member Mike Hawker.[4]

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  1. ^ "Across the USA: Alaska:Fairbanks," USA Today, November 13, 2009, p. 13A.
  2. ^ Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects government website biography of Drue Pearce Archived 2010-08-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed August 6, 2010
  3. ^ Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects government website biography of Larry Persily. Accessed August 6, 2010
  4. ^ a b Pat Forgey, "Persily wins confirmation in US Senate: Begich says Obama will elevate position into executive office", Juneau Empire, March 11, 2010. Found at Jurneau Empire website. Accessed September 12, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c Tony Hopfinger and Ken Fireman, "McCain Defends Sarah Palin as Some Alaskans Question His Choice," August 31, 2008. Found at Bloomberg News. Accessed August 10, 2010
  6. ^ AP, "Begich Comments on Larry Persily as U.S. Pipeline Coordinator; President accepts Begich recommendation for important post," December 29, 2009. Found at 830AM KSDP Radio News Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed September 12, 2010.

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