The Alaska Democratic Party is opening applications to residents of House District 40 to replace the disgraced Rep. Dean Westlake, who resigned last week amid…
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The Kiana Democrat initially refused to resign amid calls from his party, House leadership and other legislators to do so.
Taken together, the growing pile of credible allegations will make it almost impossible for the Legislature to not take some sort of action against Westlake.
Westlake is accused of misconduct in making unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances towards women in the capitol.
The report raises questions about his behavior in the capitol, but found the incident didn’t meet the legal threshold for sexual harassment.
The state says it won’t be able to prove the senator’s intent to “harass or annoy” the reporter.