Bryce Edgmon

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Bryce Edgmon
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Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives
Assumed office
February 14, 2019
Preceded byNeal Foster (Acting)
In office
January 17, 2017 – January 15, 2019
Preceded byMike Chenault
Succeeded byNeal Foster (Acting)
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 37th district
36th district (2013–2015)
Assumed office
January 15, 2007
Preceded byCarl Moses
Personal details
Born (1961-05-03) May 3, 1961 (age 58)
Dillingham, Alaska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (Before 2019)
Independent (2019–present)
Spouse(s)Melody
Children4
EducationUniversity of Alaska, Anchorage (BBA)

Bryce Edgmon (born May 3, 1961) is Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 37th District since 2006.[1] After his party won 17 seats in 2016, 2 Independents and 3 moderate Republicans decided to caucus with the Democrats, elevating him to Speaker. He is the first Alaskan Native in the history of the state to hold the position.

In addition to his duties as Speaker, Edgmon is serves as vice-chair of the Health & Social Services Committee and chair of the Committee on Committees. He is also a member of the Commerce, Community & Economic Development; Legislative Council; and Arctic Policy and Economic Development & Tourism Committees for the 30th Legislature.[2]

Prior to the 30th Alaska Legislature, Edgmon was seated on the House Finance Committee, with chairmanships of the Department of Public Safety and Department of Corrections Budget Subcommittees. During the 26th Legislature (2009-2010), Edgmon was co-chair of the House Energy Committee and chairman of the House Special Committee on Fisheries. Additionally, he has served on the Resources and Education Standing Committees and the ADF&G, Revenue, Commerce, and Transportation Budget Subcommittees.

Personal life[edit]

Edgmon was born and raised in Dillingham, Alaska, where he fished commercially for salmon and herring for more than twenty years and where he was a longtime chairman of the board of Choggiung Ltd., the Alaska Native village corporation for the communities of Dillingham, Ekuk, and Portage Creek.

Edgmon is married to Melody Nibeck, and they have three children: Evan, Emma, and Magy. He currently lives in Dillingham.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryce Edgmon". Ballotpedia. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "House Bryce Edgmon". Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska State Legislature. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Alaska State Legislature". House.legis.state.ak.us. May 3, 1961. Retrieved September 21, 2011.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Chenault
Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Neal Foster
Acting
Preceded by
Neal Foster
Acting
Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives
2019–present
Incumbent