The report confirms Westlake’s behavior toward women “created a hostile work environment.”
The finalists are Leanna Mack of Utqiagvik, Sandy Shroyer-Beaver of Kotzebue and Eugene Smith of Kotzebue.
The seat was left open after Rep. Dean Westlake resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.
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…
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 first claim against Westlake was made public last week, and the new report exposes the scope of his behavior in Juneau reached far beyond a single incident.
Edgmon didn’t comment on a specific instance, but said the recent incidents highlighted the need for a change.
A former legislative aide came forward with the accusations because she said she believes her experience in the Legislature isn’t unique.