Nikiski's Mike Chenault to return as House Speaker

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Republican-dominated majority of the Alaska House of Representatives has organized with a familiar face in the speaker's chair.

A majority announcement says Nikiski Rep. Mike Chenault will return for a third term as speaker.

Anchorage Rep. Lance Pruitt, who holds a 96-vote lead over Democrat Pete Peterson, was picked as majority leader.

Chugiak Rep. Bill Stoltze and Kodiak Rep. Alan Austerman were selected as Finance Committee co-chairmen. The other majority members on the committee will be Republicans Mark Neuman of Big Lake, Cathy Munoz of Juneau, Tammie Wilson of North Pole, Mia Costello of Anchorage, Steve Thompson of Fairbanks and Democrat Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham.

Anchorage Rep. Craig Johnson was selected as Rules Committee chairman. Wasilla Rep. Wes Keller will chair the Judiciary Committee.

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