Byron Mallott resigned as lieutenant governor of Alaska abruptly on Tuesday afternoon, and a statement from the Governor’s office only said that he made “inappropriate comments.”
“It is with profound disappointment and sadness that I accepted the resignation of Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott,” Alaska Governor Bill Walker said in a statement Tuesday.
“Byron recently made inappropriate comments that do not reflect the sterling level of behavior required in his role as Lieutenant Governor,” he continued.
Governor Byron Mallott, I am profoundly disappointed by his conduct.”
Mallott was running for another term on a “unity ticket” with Independent Governor Bill Walker.