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Senate Majority Wishes Representative Kerttula Well with New Fellowship

House Minority Leader Beth Kerttula (D-Juneau) resigns to accept fellowship at Stanford University

JUNEAU — Representative Beth Kerttula (D-Juneau) announced her resignation today as House Minority Leader to accept a fellowship at Stanford University. Representative Kerttula has served in the Alaska House of Representatives since 1998.

“It’s a tremendous loss for District 32 – Beth’s been an incredible public servant for a long time,” said Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau). “We have a great working relationship, and have been friends since childhood. Her dad and my dad served together. Juneau will miss her, but I wish her the best in her new endeavor.”

As the daughter of Jay Kerttula, the longest serving legislator in Alaska’s history, Representative Kerttula was raised in both Mat-Su Valley and Juneau. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford University and her Law Degree from the University of Santa Clara.

“Beth Kerttula served with honor and integrity,” said Senate President Charlie Huggins (R-Wasilla). “We wish her well with her fellowship at Stanford. She was a team player who always put the values of her constituents first and her ready smile will be missed in the halls of the Capitol.”

For more information, please contact Daniel McDonald in the Senate Majority Press Office at 907-465-4066.

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