Gov. Mike Dunleavy appoints new Alaska public defender

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced the appointment for Alaska's new public defender on Tuesday.

In a statement issued Sept. 17, Dunleavy said he picked Samantha Cherot to fill the position left in April by Quinlan Steiner.

Cherot was chosen from a group of three applicants given to Dunleavy by the Alaska Judicial Council on Aug. 20. She will serve a four-year term after legislative confirmation, the release states.

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