Of the three senators who were banished from the Alaska Senate majority caucus, only one of them was assigned to any Senate committee. Sen. Robert Myers of North Pole was assigned just to Transportation.
Neither Sen. Mike Shower or Sen. Shelley Hughes, both representing the Mat-Su Valley, were given committee assignments, although between Shower and Hughes, they represent over 70,000 people in Alaska who have no representation in the Senate, due to their lawmakers being banished. Adding in Sen. Myers, the number is over 110,000 Alaskans without a senator on committees.
The Senate majority is made up of nine Democrats and eight Republicans, with Shower, Hughes, and Myers not invited during organizational talks this fall. There is no actual minority in the Senate, since it takes five to make up a minority. Therefore the three who have been politically excommunicated have little to say about their exclusion.
The Senate leadership and committee assignments are:
Community & Regional Affairs: Sen. Forrest Dunbar (D-Anchorage)
Education: Sen. Löki Tobin (D-Anchorage)
Health & Social Services: Sen. David Wilson (R-Wasilla)
Judiciary: Sen. Matt Claman (D-Anchorage)
Labor & Commerce: Sen. Jesse Bjorkman (R-Nikiski)
Resources: Co-Chairs – Sen. Click Bishop (R-Fairbanks) and Sen. Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage)
State Affairs: Sen. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks)
Transportation: Sen. James Kaufman (R-Anchorage)
Legislative Budget & Audit: Vice Chair – Sen. Bert Stedman (R-Sitka)
Joint Armed Services: Co-Chair – Sen. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks)
Community and Regional Affairs: Dunbar, Olson, Gray-Jackson, Bjorkman, Giessel
Education: Tobin, Stevens, Bjorkman, Kiehl, Gray-Jackson
Finance: Stedman, Hoffman, Olson, Bishop, Merrick, Kiehl, Wilson
Health and Social Services: Wilson, Kaufman, Tobin, Dunbar, Giessel
Judiciary: Claman, Kiehl, Kaufman, Giessel, Olson
Labor and Commerce: Bjorkman, Bishop, Gray-Jackson, Merrick, Dunbar
Resources: Bishop, Giessel, Wielechowski, Kawasaki, Kaufman, Dunbar, Claman
Rules: Wielechowski, Stedman, Stevens, Giessel, Hoffman
State Affairs: Kawasaki, Claman, Bjorkman, Wielechowski, Merrick
Transportation: Kaufman, Wilson, Tobin, Kiehl, Myers