Rep. Dean Westlake

Rep. Westlake Supports Mandatory Training and Efforts to Update the Legislature’s Harassment Policy

December 7, 2017

Anchorage – Rep. Dean Westlake (D-Kiana) has released the following statement regarding allegations of sexual harassment in the Alaska Legislature.

“I can’t discuss the recent allegations made against me because it is a confidential personnel matter,” said Rep. Westlake. “I firmly believe that everyone deserves a safe, healthy, and professional working environment. I sincerely apologize if an encounter with me has made anyone uncomfortable. That has certainly never been my intent. I welcome both the review and update to the legislature’s sexual harassment policies, as well as new training for members and staff.” 

For more information, please contact Jesse Logan in Rep. Westlake’s office at (907) 465-3473.