JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Republicans voted Friday to confirm Glenn “Mike” Prax to a seat vacated when longtime Rep. Tammie Wilson resigned last month.
In a statement, House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt said Prax received enough votes to be confirmed.
Prax was among the nominees that Republicans in Wilson’s North Pole district advanced to Gov. Mike Dunleavy for consideration. His appointment by Dunleavy was subject to approval by House Republicans.
Prax is a former member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. Dunleavy previously appointed him to the Alaska State Board of Public Accountancy and Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission. Dunleavy spokesman Jeff Turner has said Prax could not hold such positions if confirmed as a legislator.