Dunleavy appoints Mike Prax to House District 3 seat

FAIRBANKS, Alaska. (KTVF) Governor Mike Dunleavy appointed Mike Prax to the House District 3 seat that Representative Tammie Wilson left vacant after her resignation.

Mike Prax sat down for an interview after he was appointed by Governor Mike Dunleavy to the House District 3 seat. (Sara Tewksbury/KTVF)

“It’s kind of a big responsibility; I’m looking forward to it. It was a lot of thought to put into to do I want to apply to this? I have an idea of what I’m getting into, but I’m looking forward to it,” said Prax.

He does not know yet when he will go down to Juneau as he is still awaiting confirmation from House Republicans. If confirmed, Prax will be going into the session while it is already ongoing.

“There’s going to be a lot of coming up to speed and we just have to see how things are lined up, how do I fit in, where do I fit in, and make the best of the rest of the session,” said Prax.

Prax wants his constituents to hold him accountable if he becomes their representative.

“In the application to the district 3 Republican Party I said I am going to follow the federal and state constitutions and the Republican Party’s platform so they will have something definite to compare me against. I hope everybody holds me to that, pay attention and hold me to that,” said Prax.

Prax wants people to pay attention to what their representatives are doing, “it’s a complicated process, we have big issues to face, and no matter how it goes, there are big issues, big decisions to make and you’ve got to stay involved.”

Again, the House Republicans will decide if they want to confirm Prax as the House District 3 representative.

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