ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy underwent shoulder surgery Wednesday, and a statement from his office said he was “recovering and doing well.”
Dunleavy’s spokesperson Patty Sullivan initially told The Associated Press that Dunleavy turned power over to Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer during the procedure. Later, she clarified in an email that the process is automatic as outlined in the state constitution, which provides and ensures the lieutenant governor acts in the governor’s stead when necessary.