Sharon Jackson Selected as House District 13 Representative

    Eagle River, Alaska (KINY) - She replaces Nancy Dahlstrom who won the seat in the November general election. Dahlstrom was appointed commissioner of the Alaska Department of Corrections by Dunleavy earlier this month.

    Governor Mike Dunleavy has selected Eagle River resident and veteran Sharon Jackson to serve as representative for House District 13 for the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature.

    “Sharon has all the qualities you look for in a good representative. Experience in the private and public sectors, engagement in the Eagle River community and at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and, a profound commitment to public service that can make Alaska a better place to live and raise a family,” Dunleavy stated in a press release Thursday.

    She replaces Nancy Dahlstrom who won the seat in the November general election. Dahlstrom was appointed commissioner of the Alaska Department of Corrections by Dunleavy earlier this month.

    Jackson served in the U.S. Army for six years and was formerly employed as a constituent and veterans liaison for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan.

    According to a prepared statement, the Alaska Republican Party went through a process of vetting all the candidates who applied for the seat. Two other applicants were forwarded to Dunleavy by the committee, Craig Christenson and Richard “Clayton” Trotter.

    Jackson will take the oath of office when the Alaska House of Representatives gavels in on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in Juneau.  

     

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