Thursday, December 20, 2018 (Anchorage) – Today Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy 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,” said Governor Dunleavy.
She replaces Nancy Dahlstrom who won the seat in the November general election. Dahlstrom was appointed commissioner of the Alaska Department of Corrections by Governor Dunleavy earlier this month.
Jackson served our country in the U.S. Army for six years and was formerly employed as a constituent and veterans liaison for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan.
The Alaska Republican Party went through a complete and exhaustive process of vetting all the candidates who applied for the seat. Governor Dunleavy would like to thank the two other highly qualified applicants forwarded to him by the committee, Craig Christenson and Richard “Clayton” Trotter, for their willingness to serve in public office.
Jackson will take the oath of office when the Alaska House of Representatives gavels in on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Juneau.