ANCHORAGE, AK -- The Republican inheriting the job as Alaska governor from resigning Sarah Palin plans to seek a full term in office in 2010.
Palin spokesman David Murrow says Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will run for a four-year term as governor. The 46-year-old former state legislator will be sworn in as governor July 26, the date Palin steps down. The current term expires in early December 2010.
Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, abruptly announced her resignation Friday. Palin and her representatives are keeping mum about her future plans, but the governor has been seen as a likely presidential contender in 2012.