Rep. Christopher Kurka, who is challenging Gov. Mike Dunleavy in the 2022 governor’s race, has launched a petition urging the governor to fire his Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink.

Rep. Christopher Kurka

The petition lists grievances many Alaskans have raised about Zink and asks Dunleavy to immediately remove her.

A notice about the petition, which Kurka placed on his campaign website, claims, “Alaskans have been publicly calling for Dunleavy to fire Dr. Zink, but their pleas have fallen on deaf ears. A growing number of Alaskans have become increasingly outraged at the unscientific misinformation and propaganda Dr. Zink continues to spread throughout the state.”

Kurka’s petition comes on the heels of news that Gov. Dunleavy has nominated Zink for a prestigious “Outstanding Government Service” award through the American Medical Association for her work in helping Alaska address Covid.

One day before news of the nomination broke, Dunleavy met with a large gathering of Mat-Su residents in Palmer on Jan. 15 for an emotionally charged townhall meeting. Mat-Su residents repeatedly told the governor to fire Zink whom they criticized for pushing the experimental Covid shots while she disparages early treatment options like ivermectin.

“It is clear Governor Dunleavy has difficulty standing-up for anything, and we are tired of waiting for him to show-up for work,” Kurka said in launching his petition. “While Governor Dunleavy continues to fund Anne Zink’s campaign of misinformation with taxpayer dollars, Alaskans are suffering and dying.”

Click the above link to read Rep. Christopher Kurka’s petition calling on Gov. Dunleavy to fire his Chief Medical Officer Anne Zink.

Kurka also called out Dunleavy for failing to address the many “deep state” bureaucrats who he continues to employ in his administration.

During the Jan. 15 townhall meeting Dunleavy told Mat-Su residents that there are longtime employees who work for him that do not share his values.

“I have to deal with 22,000 employees, and I can tell you not all of them believe what I believe,” Dunleavy said. “Some of those people have been there for 20 years, 30 years, but nonetheless I’ve got to work through that. Those are the folks that we have. A lot of good people, but some folks who have some very different views on what Alaska should look like.”

Kurka said Dunleavy was simply “justifying his leadership impotence as an unavoidable reality of working with deep-state bureaucrats who are really in charge.”

The Fire Anne Zink Petition states, “Zink continues to lie about the effectiveness and necessity of experimental ‘vaccines’ in reducing COVID-19 risks in pregnant women and children as young as 5 years, despite widely available, peer-reviewed contradictory medical and statistical studies showing the much greater risk for vaccine injury, adverse reactions, and death for each of these groups.”

The Fire Anne Zink Petition is “the people’s demand that Dunleavy uphold his oath to protect and defend the life and liberty of all Alaskans,” Kurka’s notice stated. “The petition also directs the Governor to appoint someone who will promote medical choice, privacy, freedom, and access to preventative and therapeutic alternatives to the Biden Administration’s ineffective, contradictory, over-reaching and harmful COVID recommendations and protocols.”

Click here to read the petition.

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Gubernatorial candidate Kurka asks Dunleavy to fire chief medical officer

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    Good Job Chris ! Go Kurka Go

  • David Shoemaker says:

    Keep it up Kurka

  • JH says:


  • JH says:

    President Trump’s AWESOME speech at his 2022 Save America Rally in Arizona, made a VERY POWERFUL statement to the crowd of 50,000 people but he said more like 100,000 people at his rally. He stated “America BELONGS to all of YOU, pointing to the crowd, and DOES NOT belong to THEM!”

    • A. N. Gottschalk says:

      Really, JH! Certainly you can count without using your toes! The throng had to be at least 275,000 strong plus a score or two more! Why Obama’s inauguration numbers pale by comparison to the rally!

  • JC says:

    I believe the Governor will have to make some move regarding Dr. Zink. Let her bow out and resign or outright let her go.
    Doesn’t she have some new job with a liberal health organization that promotes jabs and passports? She cannot remain part of your team Governor if you hope to keep a big chunk of your voters, regardless of the endorsement by the Alaska Republican Party. I think Dr. Farr would make a nice replacement. A doctor who really cares about people and will not push a jab agenda only.

  • Andy says:

    Theres a huge incentive to push the narrative even if lives are lost, it is criminal, it is murderous, this isn’t to difficult to see after you follow the money trail.

  • Natural Alaskan says:

    Dunleavy claims authority to shut down businesses, and use taxpayer dollars to hire temporary replacements for healthcare professionals fired for declining the covid injections, but says he can’t actually do anything to help Alaskans. Vote Eastman for governor.

  • Terry Tiree says:

    Well, Kurka just tanked his election. Watchman readers and MRAK readers – all 2000 of you – aren’t enough to overcome his fringy unsupported ideology.

    • jh says:

      The “sponge brain” radical left-wing protestors have BROKE into GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND ASSAULTED DEMOCRACY (8) EIGHT TIMES! They have a habitual habit of attacking and occupying government buildings, with people inside.

    • Jesse says:

      Just keep visiting the cannabis shop and getting vaccinated. Your brain is still not numb enough to quite put on your tyrannical leash as you lick the very boots of those who would gladly snuff out your life and destroy your house so they can put a tree in its spot to reduce your carbon foot print.

  • A. N. Gottschalk says:

    At the outset I must say that Alaska is lucky to have Dr. Zink! Regarding Dunleavy, he needs to understand that he can’t placate all the “insightful” morons and fanatics and yet maintain any semblance of credibility as governor. As we know, Dunleavy quickly showed his political accumen when he made Ben Stevens (known as “Honest Ben” to many, and “Broken Feathers” to others) his trusted Chief of Staff and political advisor. No doubt, “Broken Feathers” knows the Mat-Su folk well enough to endearingly refer to them en masse as valley trash–Dunleavy’s base! It might be advisable for him to bring on Terrence Shanigan to slap around a few of the knuckle heads until they all realize that what counts isn’t so much their keen insight as it is their blind loyalty. But, it maybe too late for that: Kurka for Governor may already have Shanigan enlisted!

  • Coach says:

    Freedom and Liberty are fringy??? It has become painful obvious that most Americans desire safety and not freedom.
    Kurka for governor!

  • Jen says:

    That can only be a request. Its unresonable. Considering there are other crowds of peoples living within and outside matsu appreciating Dr. Zinks worry. Seeing Matsu residents filling its churches by summer 2022 is more realistic dream and attainable, as well as put our atheist government leaders in a bigger fit to see one region on fire for jesus. Matsu Democrats and confused republicans will also have to return to church if that is where the people are if their christian facade can decieve to get elected.

    • Jesse says:

      Dunleavy is Governor of the State of Alaska and as full authority to hire and fire who ever he sees fit. But your go to position is to attack Christians? Your statement clearly shows your inability to develop an intelligent or logical argument supporting your ideas. Why don’t you just follow up your elementary assault on others with dissenting opinions by making fun of their clothes and say their breath stinks.

  • Alex Jones was right says:

    Kurka you have my vote. Dunleavy you lost my vote. Never voted for Walker. Dominion voting software ,rank voting is evil!

  • Alex Jones was right says:

    Kurka has my support

  • jh says:

    Doctors take an oath to do no harm.
    Doctors do more harm to a patient by REFUSING to administer a treatment that a doctor knows, may possibly help a patient live and not die.
    No doctor should be forced to watch their patient die knowing that more could have been done to save them.
    It is called “The Right To Try Law”

  • hisakgirl says:

    KURKA FOR GOVERNOR. Lesssss goooo

  • Eva says:

    He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
    Benjamin Franklin
    When taking the jab, you trade your health in.
    I agree Dr. Farr is a far better replacement choice, she knows a bit more about true science,
    and wants to help us to stay healthy and free.

  • Mark says:

    I look at the picture of Dunleavy looking over at Ann Zink and it looks like Trump looking over at Fauci during one of the press meetings. All I can say to Dunleavy is fire this lady. If you don’t, enjoy your last few months as governor. Look where it got trump by listening to fauci. Even Trump admits he should of fired Fauci. To little to late.

  • jh says:

    I am beginning to think Dunleavy is a Murkowski

  • SlkrG says:

    Governor Dunleavy is suppose to be the leader of his administration. If the people he has appointed to heads of departments don’t carry out his agenda he should fire them. When he says he has to deal with 22,000 employees that’s hyperbole, it’s his way of avoiding responsibility for his decisions. Unfortunately Dunleavy is not a strong leader.

  • Penny Johnson says:

    Two years into this and the political blinders and blunders are still active. That Zink has toed the line on Big Pharma “GET THE SHOT, GET THE SHOT” tells everyone she’s just another suit. A bureaucrat. That there are still no options for early home ambulatory treatment going into our third year, and with Zink’s advocating ONLY SHOTS tells you that she got the memo: “Milk this taxpayer funded farce of a ‘vaccine’ until the smoke clears”. To take this position after hundreds of thousands of deaths WITH the vaccine, and touting it as the only treatment is clearly beyond scruples, by any physician who recalls Immunology 101; it is shallow and fiendish.

  • jh says:

    We need to keep fighting until the radical leftist democratic party, the house of cards come tumbling down.

  • John J Otness says:


  • John J Otness says:

    700 Healthcare workers. walked out of the Mayo Clinic today. over being told to take the poison jab evil… What do they know?
    Keep stabbing your children in your blind obedience . Zink and Dunleavy can you hear me running….

  • jh says:

    Currently the FBI is investigating The Center for Covid Control’s Covid-19 Pop up Sites in various states. The COVID-19 pop-up testing chain is under FEDERAL investigation following multiple complaints of FRAUDULENT activity and compromised tests.
    The Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced Thursday that the center would indefinitely cease all operations in the state.
    The Center for Covid Control is a NATIONAL chain with more than 300 testing sites, with 30 across Chicago. The testing chain allegedly delivered individuals wrong or false test results. Some patients also reported never receiving their test results from the company’s lab, Doctors Clinical Laboratory. The Center for Covid Control has already collected $124 million from the federal government’s COVID-19 uninsured program.
    The Center for Covid Control testing sites located in Grand Rapids Michigan and in Wyoming are now empty.
    The Illinois, Colorado, Minnesota, and Oregon attorney generals have all announced investigations into the company.
    The Attorney General’s office encourages people to contact them who believe they’ve been treated unfairly or unlawfully by any COVID-19 testing operation.