She used to work as a legislative aide to former Bethel Representative Zack Fansler before he resigned following assault allegations. Now Jill Yordy is taking over the helm of the Alaska Public Interest Research Group or AKPIRG.
In a release from AKPIRG, Yordy says that she plans to use her new position as Executive Director to focus on beefing up the activist organization’s online presence and increasing its citizen engagement on issues relating to consumer protection and transparency. This includes such things as net neutrality, campaign finance reform, and utility efficiencies.
Founded in 1974, AKPIRG is a non-profit and non-partisan organization focused on research and advocacy in the public interest.