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Coalition will work to craft a sustainable budget that adequately funds essential state services and fully funds public education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2017...
Anchorage – Earlier today, District 40 State Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kiana) submitted his resignation. This comes in the wake of multiple reports of sexual harassment by Rep. Westlake against current and former legislative staffers.
Anchorage – Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), on behalf of House Leadership, released the following statement in response to new allegations of sexual harassment by Representative Dean Westlake (D-Kiana).
Sitka – The office of Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) is pleased to announce that Reid Magdanz, a legislative staffer with the office, has been selected as a 2019 Schwarzman Scholar.
I hope this holiday season finds you well. I am looking forward to spending quality and peaceful time with family and friends in the coming weeks, while appreciating just how lucky we are to live in the greatest state in the greatest nation on earth.
More than 100 people from across Alaska participated in the 2nd Restorative Justice Summit over three days in early December. Hosted by Sen. Tom Begich and myself, this annual event brings together educators, school board members, criminal justice leaders, school district officials, parents and non-profits to share best practices that can be useful in schools and every day life.
Happy holidays! This will be my last e-blast before the legislative session ramps up in Juneau in about a month’s time. Here’s what’s been going on this month:
It was my great honor in January to be selected as the first Alaska Native Speaker of the House in the history of the state. Since then I have been leading the bi-partisan Alaska House Majority Coalition—a group of legislators who have consistently worked for the best interests of rural and urban Alaskans alike.