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A new seat

Toward the end of this evening’s relatively quiet meeting my colleagues decided to change Assembly leadership.  That resulted in my shifting three seats to my left, to the center of the dais.  Indeed, at the close of an unprecedented year in Anchorage politics I’ve been asked to serve as chair until the next election (or until there’s another move to change the leadership).  I’m honored at the opportunity, appreciate the excellent work performed by my predecessor, Debbie Ossiander, and will do my best to lead the Assembly in a collaborative, collegial manner during the months ahead.

With that, the Assembly takes a four week break and next meets on January 12.  That leaves Anchorage’s citizenry free from (most) worries about city politics so you can enjoy the remainder of the holiday season.  Happy holidays to you and yours!



This contribution was made on Tuesday, 15. December 2009 at 20:55 and was published under the category Other. You can follow comments on this entry through the RSS-Feed.

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  1. Congrats!

    Comment: Jillanne – 15. December 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  2. That’s very nice.

    Comment: DonnListon – 15. December 2009 @ 10:16 pm

  3. A 6-4 vote under secret ballot approved a change the Assembly’s leadership.
    Assembly member Patrick Flynn and Ossiander were nominated as chair, and
    Flynn was voted in with a 6-4 vote.

    Congratulations Mr. Flynn. I trust you will do a very good job. I will follow you. I have never done this with the Assembly. I am excited.

    Comment: Del Baldwin – 15. December 2009 @ 10:34 pm

  4. This is much needed change. Congrats Patrick!

    Comment: rita – 16. December 2009 @ 6:45 am

  5. Congratulations! A collaborative and collegial approach pleases me greatly, and I believe you can succeed with that approach.

    Comment: Judy Robinson – 16. December 2009 @ 7:15 am

  6. Congratulations! The gavel couldn’t be in better hands! Wish I could step up and shake your hand, Patrick. I admire your accomplishments. Pat Scott

    Comment: Pat Scott – 16. December 2009 @ 7:17 am

  7. We are beyond proud and know you will do a great job. Go Anchorage!!!!

    Comment: k flynn – 16. December 2009 @ 8:02 am

  8. Thrilled to see you are blogging! Have a great holiday. Looking forward to following you in the new year.

    Comment: Stacy Miller – 16. December 2009 @ 10:24 am

  9. Congratulations! And good luck.

    Comment: Sam – 16. December 2009 @ 11:47 am

  10. Pat, Very Happy Congratulations and maybe the next move will be to the other big chair a few more seats to the left that reads ” Mayor “!!!
    What a Christmas present the Chair seat is.
    Happy Christmas and New Year to all the Flynn family.

    Comment: E J Ausman – 16. December 2009 @ 11:56 am

  11. Congrats Pat, great to see you doing so well – Happy Holidays.

    Comment: D Tiemstra – 16. December 2009 @ 2:13 pm

  12. Bravo! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    Comment: Flash – 17. December 2009 @ 8:10 am

  13. […] follow through.  Then, later, once she did get elected chair, she felt (feels) stung by her “ouster” last December.  Looking forward, she felt her knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order […]

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