Dahlstrom Announces Resignation from District 18 Seat
Rules Chair transitioning to Governor’s Office at the end of the month,
4-term representative taking post as senior military affairs policy advisor
Friday, May 07, 2010, Eagle River, Alaska – Representative Nancy Dahlstrom, R-Eagle River, today announced that she will be leaving the Alaska State Legislature to accept a new position with the Parnell administration as a Senior Advisor for Military Affairs.
“Serving in the Alaska Legislature for the past eight sessions has been a rewarding and great experience,” Dahlstrom said. “I value the relationships that I have developed and am grateful for the opportunity I have had to serve the people of District 18. I want to thank my constituents for trusting me to help solve problems and work on issues that are important to them. The State House office will continue to be open to assist them.”
Dahlstrom’s district covers Joint Base Elmendorf/Richardson, Government Hill, a section of Muldoon Road, parts of North Eagle River and the Glenn Highway. Originally appointed to replace then-representative Lisa Murkowski in 2003, Dahlstrom most currently served as House Rules Committee Chair for the second session of the 26th Alaska Legislature. She also served as House Co-Chair for the Joint Armed Services Committee since 2007, was a member of the House Special Committee on Military & Veteran’s Affairs for the 25th Legislature, and served on the House Finance Subcommittee on Military & Veteran’s Affairs since entering the House in 2003.
“It has been an honor to represent the great men and women serving in the armed forces in Alaska. I look forward to continued work with our local and national military leaders, the congressional delegation and community leaders as we strive to acquire future missions and build infrastructure that will benefit not only Alaska, but the United States,” Dahlstrom said. “The country will be facing another round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) reviews in the next few years and it is critical that we are positioned to not only maintain our bases, but have the capability for additional missions.”
Dahlstrom’s new position with the administration will include moving forward the work of the Alaska Military Force Advocacy and Structure Team, or AMFAST. AMFAST was created by Governor Parnell to retain and build on Alaska’s current military capabilities. AMFAST seeks to acquire future missions and will ensure that Alaska has the needed infrastructure in place.Dahlstrom will begin her new position with the Parnell administration at the end of the month.