SHARON JACKSON SWORN IN
The Alaska House, still trying to organize, chose Rep. Neal Foster as the Speaker Pro Tem of the body. The position is temporary.
Rep. Dave Talerico nominated Rep. Mark Neuman of Big Lake. Rep. Chris Tuck nominated Foster, of Nome.
The vote was 19 yes, and 20 no on Neuman, and 35-4 on Foster, with Reps. David Eastman, George Rauscher, Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, and Mark Neuman voting no to Foster, and Gary Knopp voting no on Neuman.
The first order of business was to swear in Sharon Jackson as the representative for House District 13.
Jackson was escorted into the chambers and was administered the oath of office by Foster. The House then adjourned until Friday, 1 pm.