Beth Kerttula

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Beth Kerttula
Minority Leader of the
Alaska House of Representatives
In office
January 15, 2007 – January 21, 2014
Preceded by Ethan Berkowitz
Succeeded by Chris Tuck
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 3rd district
In office
January 19, 1999 – January 24, 2014
Preceded by Kim Elton
Personal details
Born (1956-01-08) January 8, 1956 (age 58)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jim Powell
Residence Juneau, Alaska
Alma mater Stanford University
University of Santa Clara
Profession Attorney
Religion Christian

Elizabeth J. "Beth" Kerttula was a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 3rd District from 1998 to her resignation at the start of the legislative session in 2014. She served as the House Minority Leader from 2006 until her resignation, when she was succeed by Chris Tuck. She resigned on the first day of the 2014 legislative session to accept a fellowship at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University, her alma mater. She is the daughter of Jalmar M. Kerttula, who represented the Matanuska-Susitna Valley (and at one point, also the Copper River valley and Valdez) in the Alaska legislature for most of the period between 1961 and 1995.

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