John Harris (Alaska)

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John Harris
Alaska House of Representatives District 12
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Owner, Valdez Industrial Supply
John Harris (born October 15, 1957 in Glennallen, Alaska) was a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives. He was first elected in 1999 and represented the 12th District until 2011, serving as Speaker of the House from 2005-2008.

Harris is the Owner of the Valdez Industrial Supply and a Teamster. He was a member of the Valdez City Council from 1990-1998, serving as Mayor from 1992-1996.

Harris is a member of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Glennallen Chamber of Commerce, Horizons Unlimited Board, Pioneers of Alaska, Prince William Sound Community College Advisory Board, Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, United Way, and Valdez Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments

  • HB 35 - "An Act relating to notice and consent for a minor's abortion; relating to penalties for performing an abortion; relating to a judicial bypass procedure for an abortion; relating to coercion of a minor to have an abortion; and relating to reporting of abortions performed on minors."
  • HB 93 - "An Act relating to unwanted telephone solicitations on a cellular or mobile telephone and making those calls to cellular or mobile telephones registered with the national do not call registry violations of the Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act."[2]



Harris did not seek re-election in 2010.


In 2008 Harris was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives 12. Harris (R) finished with 4,902 votes while his opponent Nancy Lethcoe (D) finished with 1,862 votes.[3] Harris raised $43,297 for his campaign fund.[4]

Alaska House of Representatives 12
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Harris (R) 4,902
Nancy Lethcoe (D) 1,862

Campaign donors


In 2008 Harris raised $43,297 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[5]

Contributor 2008 total
AK Teamsters $2,000
AK Laborers Local 341 $2,000
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $2,000
Southeast AK Seiners $1,250
AK Power Assoc $1,000

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Preceded by
Alaska State House District 12
Succeeded by
Eric A. Feige