(Anchorage, AK) - Alaska Democratic Party (ADP) Chair Casey Steinau made the follow statement following Representative Westlake's recent announcement to resign.

“The Party thanks Representative Westlake for his service in representing District 40 and his constituents, and for coming to a difficult decision leading to the announcement of his resignation. In light of all the allegations of sexual misconduct, the Party is pleased and believe Representative Westlake made the right decision. We are committed to our zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy and will work with our candidates going forth in understanding our Code of Conduct and required sexual harassment awareness training course."