Election officials say Haines Republican Rep. Bill Thomas now holds a two-vote lead over Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins.
Representative Mike Chenault will return for his third term as House Speaker when the 2013 Alaska Legislature convenes in January.
House Republicans organized Thursday, two … more
Juneau Democratic Senator Dennis Egan has joined the Republican majority.
Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens, who served as Senate President the past four years, and Sitka Senator Bert Stedman, who had been co-chair of the powerful Finance Committee, both joined Thursday, giving the majority 13 members.
The Alaska state Senate faces the potential of a major power shift, with Republicans seizing a majority in the chamber.
Juneau’s three legislative seats saw no changes in Tuesday’s election.
Both its state representatives were unopposed and the capital city’s senator wasn’t even on the … more
Tuesday’s elections helped shake up Alaska’s Legislature.
A few Capital City Republicans and Tongass Democrats gathered at Juneau’s Baranoff Hotel Tuesday night to watch election results come in.
Republican Bert Stedman won his re-election bid Tuesday, and will return to the Legislature as the new District Q senator.
Incumbent Peggy Wilson will represent the newly-created House District 33.