ANCHORAGE, Oct. 6, 2018 — Today, gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy released the following statement on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

“Judge Kavanaugh is a highly qualified public servant who has dedicated his life to faithfully applying the law as it is written, not as he wishes it to be. With his addition to our nation’s highest court, Alaska gains a powerful ally in the defense of our individual rights, including the right to think for ourselves, to keep and bear arms, and to pursue happiness without government interference.

“Judge Kavanaugh will also be crucial to decisions affecting Alaska’s ability to develop its natural resources. His adherence to the text of the Constitution means he understands the current imbalance between the state and federal government, and the importance of recognizing the federal government’s clear limited and enumerated powers.

“As for the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, the Senate Judiciary Committee did the right thing by taking them seriously. They reviewed the evidence and arrived at a fair conclusion, holding firmly to the bedrock American principle of due process and the presumption of innocence.

“I have faith in Judge Kavanaugh’s strong record of impartiality and commitment to the law.”