JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Leaders of the Alaska House majority coalition are calling for Democratic Rep. Dean Westlake to resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior.
The statement, released by the House speaker, cites recent reports of inappropriate behavior by Westlake related to his position as a lawmaker. Westlake is a coalition member.
Messages left at Westlake’s office and with an aide were not immediately returned Friday.
On Thursday, Westlake said he apologized if an encounter with him had “made anyone uncomfortable.” The statement came after a former legislative aide made public her complaints of inappropriate behavior by Westlake.
The Anchorage Daily News reported Friday that six other female aides, who asked to not be identified, said Westlake acted inappropriately toward them or made them feel uncomfortable.