Robert Ruffner

Alaska Board of Fisheries

  Amid the turmoil of the Alaska Board of Fisheries’ flip-flopping meeting sites, the Kenai City Council came out firmly behind the local representative on the regulatory body.

At its most recent meeting, the council passed with unanimous consent supporting Robert Ruffner for another term on the Fish Board.

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A surprise vote by the Alaska Board of Fisheries Friday caught the fishing community on the Kenai Peninsula off guard. Triennial meetings regarding Upper Cook Inlet fishing issues haven’t been held on the Peninsula in nearly two decades. The board recently voted to begin moving those meetings around on a rotating basis, including holding the 2020 session on the Peninsula. But after Friday’s vote, that two-week meeting will be held once again in Anchorage.

 

 


Alaska Board of Fisheries

Robert Ruffner of Soldotna has retrieved his hat from a very crowded ring, full of contestants vying for the Republican mantle in the State House Seat 31 primary against the long-time incumbent.

Ruffner said he recognized a responsibility to donors and supporters when he realized the time commitment wasn’t viable.

State of Alaska

 

House District 31 will have another challenger for Representative Paul Seaton this fall. Robert Ruffner, currently a member of the state Board of Fisheries, filed to run last week.