Jalmar Martin "Jay" Kerttula (born April 6, 1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a retired Alaska politician. A member of the Democratic Party, Kerttula served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1961 to 1972. He served as the Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1969 to 1970. He was also later Alaska Senate President (1981–1984) and his daughter is Beth Kerttula. Kerttula is a Lutheran.
Matanuska-Susitna College has a Jalmar Kerttula Building (called the JKB) is named for him. It is where most of the English, Computer Network Support, & Biology classes are held. It also houses the Academic Affairs office, Director's Office, Marketing, Student Government office, and Bookstore.
- Brief political graveyard bio
- Senate Presidents and Speakers of the Alaska Legislature
- American legislative leaders in the West, 1911-1994
- Jalmar Kerttula at 100 Years of Alaska's Legislature