After serving as Assembly chair for nearly a decade over his 30-year career, Dick Traini is stepping down from the position. Vice Chair Forrest Dunbar was elected on Tuesday night to take over the position from Traini.
Eric Croft of West Anchorage is the new Assembly co-chair.
"It's great to get some new leadership," said Assembly member Pete Petersen. "Maybe we'll get a slightly different perspective from someone who is maybe half the age of Mr. Traini and some of us other more experienced legislators and Assembly members."