Man declines state job after internet post scrutiny

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A spokesman for Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says a man who came under scrutiny for racially charged and misogynistic social media comments won’t be taking a job with the state.

Art Chance posted on Facebook Tuesday that he had accepted a policy job in the Department of Administration. His post did not include a start date, and his name did not appear on an online state employee directory Thursday.

Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow says the department told the governor’s office late Thursday that Chance had “declined to accept his offer of employment.”

Dunleavy, in a statement, said the decision was “for the best.”

Chance did not return a message Thursday.

Senate Democratic Leader Tom Begich said Chance’s posts were disqualifying.