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Senate President Kelly Statement on Committee Changes


JUNEAU – Today, Senate President Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks) released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Committees named Senate majority caucus members to several positions, following Sen. Mike Dunleavy’s (R-Wasilla) decision last week to leave the caucus.

“Sen. Dunleavy elected to leave the majority caucus, and key committee positions are to be held by caucus members. I appreciate our members who are stepping up to fill these roles. Sen. Dunleavy’s role as chairman and finance member has changed, but his role as friend and colleague remains the same.”

  • Sen. Shelley Hughes (R-Palmer) will serve on the Senate Finance Committee and remain a member of the Senate Education Committee.
  • Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) will take on chairmanship of the Senate Education Committee.
  • Sen. Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage) will take on chairmanship of the Senate State Affairs Committee.
  • Sen. Dunleavy will replace Sen. Meyer on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

For more information, contact Senate Majority Press Secretary Daniel McDonald at (907) 465-4066.


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