by Channel 2 News staff
Friday, May 7, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Eagle River state Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom, R-Eagle River, announced Friday afternoon that she will be leaving the Legislature. A release from the House Majority says Dahlstrom will be taking a position with the Parnell administration as a Senior Advisor for Military Affairs.
Dahlstrom's district covers Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson, Government Hill, a section of Muldoon Road, parts of North Eagle River and the Glenn Highway. Dahlstrom was appointed to the seat in 2002 when Lisa Murkowski was appointed to the U.S. Senate by then-Gov. Frank Murkowski.
"Serving in the Alaska Legislature for the past eight sessions has been a rewarding and great experience… I value the relationships that I have developed and am grateful for the opportunity I have had to serve the people of District 18," she said in the release.
Dahlstrom served as House Rules Committee Chair during the second half of the most recent legislative session, and has also served as co-Chair for the Joint Armed Services Committee and a member of the House Special committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs, as well as Finance subcommittees on Military and Veterans' Affairs.