North Pole lawmaker announces resignation from Alaska House

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Rep. Tammie Wilson is resigning from the House and will become a policy adviser in the state health commissioner’s office with a focus on children’s services. The North Pole Republican announced her resignation on the floor Friday evening during the first week of the new legislative session. She has been outspoken about her concerns with the Office of Children’s Services. House members from both parties offered kind words about Wilson, calling her a friend, mentor and hard worker. Wilson’s departure will create a vacancy in the 40-member House. By law, the position will be filled by another Republican.