(ANCHORAGE) - The House Majority met Friday to reorganize and confirm leadership positions for the upcoming Twenty-Fourth Legislature.
Twenty Five members of the majority caucus participated in yesterday's meeting. Representative-elect Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Kodiak), who is out of the country, and Representative Pete Kott (R-Eagle River) did not participate.
Leadership positions remained the same, with Representative John Harris (R-Valdez) set to serve as Speaker, Representative John Coghill (R-North Pole) to maintain his role as Majority Leader, Representative Norm Rokeberg (R-Anchorage) continuing to chair the House Rules Committee, and Representative Lesil McGuire's (R-Anchorage) chairwomanship of the House Judiciary Committee being elevated to a leadership position.
Notable changes to committee chairmanships were Representative Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau) being named chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and Representative Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Anchorage/Eagle River) to serve as chair of the House Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade and Tourism. Representative Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla) is set to chair the House Committee on Oil and Gas.