May 05, 2004
"I have seen Ray Matiashowski in action as a competent deputy, and am confident he is ready, willing, and able to step into the commissioner's office," Murkowski said. "Over the last 14 months, he has been involved in some very important projects, including the disentanglement from the ACS telecommunications contract. He has also been involved in consolidating the state's human resources services, improving information technology and computer services, and negotiating new public employees labor union contracts. The department is truly a multi-tasking agency, and I believe Ray is up to the multi-tasks."
Matiashowski, 43, has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Washington, and grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska where he graduated from high school. Before coming to work for the Murkowski administration, Matiashowski was a real estate broker in Ketchikan. From 1987 to 1992, he was legislative staff to Ketchikan Senator Lloyd Jones. He has also worked as an insurance and stock broker, as well as working on the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Matiashowski and his wife Sally have two children, Raymond Alan and Selma Louise. He begins service as Commissioner of Administration immediately.
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