Alaska Governor Sean Parnell nominated Don Haase, a former candidate for the state House of Representatives, to serve on the state’s Judicial Council, the board which nominates candidates for open judgeship positions.
During his confirmation hearing, it was discovered that Hasse was formerly the president of the Eagle Forum’s state affiliate … and that he thinks people should prosecuted for having sex outside of marriage:
Gov. Sean Parnell’s appointee for the panel that nominates state judges testified Wednesday that he would like to see Alaskans prosecuted for having sex outside of marriage.
The candidate, Don Haase of Valdez, also admitted under questioning by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that his official resume failed to disclose his leadership role in Eagle Forum Alaska, which advocates for social conservative issues. He most recently was president of the organization, but resigned when he learned of his nomination, he said.
Haase, picked by Parnell for one of three public seats on the Alaska Judicial Council, said that he wouldn’t let his personal beliefs influence which candidates he’d approve for judgeships.