Legislative Affairs Agency (LAA)

Mailing Address:
State Capitol, Rm. 3
Juneau, AK 99801

Physical Address:
129 6th St.
Juneau, AK 99801

The Legislative Affairs Agency is the vehicle for execution of Legislative Council policy and the carrying out of other statutory and rule assignments made by the Legislature. The Agency is headed by an Executive Director who serves at the pleasure of the council and is responsible for the hiring and direction of the activities of the Agency staff according to the law and directives consistent with law and rule. The Executive Director serves as the coordinating authority for the two functional divisions of the agency.

Office of the Executive Director
Pamela A. Varni, Executive Director 
Phone 465-3800   Fax 465-3234

Division of Administrative Services

The Division of Administrative Services provides management assistance to the Executive Director, administrative support to the Legislature and all divisions, and has the responsibility for accounting, payroll and personnel, maintenance of the Capitol, supply, procurement, data processing, printing, document distribution and the statewide legislative information and teleconference network. There are 21 Legislative Information Offices and nearly 100 volunteer teleconference sites within the state.

Jessica Geary, Finance Manager
465-3852  Fax 465-3234

Information Services
Curtis Clothier, Manager 
465-2419  Fax 465-8503 
Help Desk  465-4357

Information & Teleconferencing
Sue Cotter, Manager
465-4648  Fax 465-2864
Legislative Information Offices

Jeff Goodell, Building Manager
465-3708  Fax  465-3724

Tina Strong, Procurement Officer
465-6705  Fax 465-2918
Supply Room - Capitol, Room 3  - 465-3853

Personnel Office
Skiff Lobaugh, Human Resource Manager 465-3854  Fax 465-6557

Print Shop - printshop@legis.state.ak.us
John Wright, Manager
Basement, Community & Regional Affairs Building
465-3806  Fax 465-3530
Printing Services

Documents (session only)


Division of Legal and Research Services

Legal Services

Legal Services provides bill drafting and legal research/advice for legislators, as well as contract review, session law production, and statute revision.

Legislative Reference Library

The Legislative Reference Library is open to the public as well as legislative personnel, and contains most legislative committee records.

Legislative Research

Legislative Research provides research and information services to Alaska legislators. The agency is non-partisan and accessible to all members of both houses. It is a source of independent and objective information, research, and analysis.

Legal Services
Doug Gardner, Director
MarryEllen Duffy, Special Assistant
465-3867  Fax 465-2029

Legislative Reference Library
Mary Pagenkopf, Librarian
Brooke Daly, Librarian
465-3808  Fax  465-4844

Research Services
Patricia Young, Manager
Chuck Burnham
Susan Haymes
Tim Spengler
Katie Spielberger
Roger Withington
Jake Quarstad
465-3991  Fax 465-3908

Legislative Council
465-2450  Fax 465-2029
Theresa Bannister
Alpheus Bullard
Don Bullock
Shannon Carroll
Lisa Kirsch, Assistant Revisor
Kathryn Kurtz, Revisor of Statutes
Jerry Luckhaupt, Assistant Revisor
Hilary Martin
Jean Mischel
Emily Nauman
Kathleen Strasbaugh
Megan Wallace
Dan Wayne