Meet Byron Mallott Governor Bill Walker and Lt. Governor Byron Mallott took office in December of 2014 as the first non-partisan administration in Alaska history. They are also the first Alaska-born Governor and Lt. Governor to serve together. Mallott oversees the Alaska Division of Elections, and is the Governor’s Fisheries Advisor as well as the Administration’s lead on critical issues such as stewardship of transboundary waters and climate change. His focus on elections includes the landmark settlement of a Alaska Native language assistance case and expansion of language outreach to Alaska voters, as well as leading a coalition of Alaskans on issues such as future ballot delivery options and ensuring robust elections security. He co-chairs the federal Denali Commission, and serves on numerous other boards including the Governor’s Opioid Task force. As chair of Alaska’s Historical Commission, he spearheaded the 150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Cession of the State of Alaska, which included events in Washington, D.C. as well as statewide. An Alaska Native and clan leader of the Tlingit Raven Kwaash Kee Kwaan Clan, Mallott entered public life as mayor of Yakutat at age 22 and has since held many positions of responsibility in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He has served every Alaska Governor since statehood. He was president of the Alaska Federation of Natives; founding president of the First Alaskans Institute; trustee, chair and executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation; and chair of the Nature Conservancy of Alaska. Currently, Mallott serves on the Polynesian Voyage Society’s Board of Directors. In the private sector, Mallott has served as chair, president and CEO of Sealaska Corporation; served on the board of Alaska Air Group; Bank of America subsidiary boards in Washington and Alaska; and, as a director of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco. Mallott has also been a small business owner and commercial fisherman. Yakutat remains the lifelong home of the Lt. Governor and his wife Toni, who was born and raised in the Athabascan village of Rampart on the Yukon River. Together they raised their blended family of five children. The Mallott’s ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild live close by – a true blessing. Duties of the Lieutenant Governor As Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, Byron is responsible for the supervision of the Division of Elections, administering the Initiative, Referendum and Recall process, publishing the Alaska Administrative Code (regulations), commissioning Alaska’s Notaries Public, the oversight of the commercial and advertising use of the Alaska State Seal, publishing the Alaska Constitution, authenticating signatures of state officials on documents submitted to foreign countries, and the Alaska Online Public Notice System. In addition to the those duties, he is also the Chair of the Alaska Historical Commission, the Chair of the Transboundary Working Group, a member of the State Committee on Research, and a member of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.