A resolution to disqualify Rep. Kelly Merrick has passed the Republican State Central Committee, which is meeting in Fairbanks today. The vote was close to unanimous to prevent the representative from Eagle River from being able to vote on the matters coming before the State Central Committee during the Republican State Convention this weekend.
Craig Campbell introduced the resolution. Kelly was censured by her district leaders and by the ARP for caucusing with the Democrats in the Alaska House, and supporting their leadership.
Merrick may attend the convention only as a guest if she pays the $275 fee. The Republican Party is meeting in Fairbanks Friday and Saturday, when it will conduct party business, prepare for elections, raise funds for candidates, vote in officers, and energize the volunteers and activists ahead of the 2022 election cycle. The political party has a convention every two years.