On Nov. 5, Johansen decided to leave the majority caucus after the group refused to give fellow Republican Rep. Charisse Millett chairmanship of a committee she wanted.
Now, Ketchikan's only House member is apologizing for his actions.
He sent an e-mail to his colleagues saying, “I would like to rejoin the caucus as soon as possible. Upon reflection and through intense feedback from my constituents it is clear I have made a mistake in leaving the majority.
“I ask you to understand how important it is to me to be a valuable part of the group guiding policy in this state.”
Some lawmakers are weighing in on Johansen's request.
“As a Democrat, probably a Republican-led caucus isn't going to take my advice, but what I would say is we're all here to run the state, we all need to put our personality differences aside,” said Les Gara, D- Anchorage.
“I don't envy the folks in the leadership and the Speaker having to deal with it because Kyle is a good member, but I guess if you want to be out there all by yourself, you'll be out there all by yourself,” said former House Speaker, Rep. John Harris, R- Valdez.
Shortly after Johansen was dismissed from his House leadership position, the Ketchikan Daily News published an editorial asking their one and only House member to resign.
At a town hall meeting in Ketchikan last week, Johansen spoke with residents about his recent actions and promised he would return to the Republican-led majority caucus.
“He's representing his constituents. He's not representing Charisse Millett, he's not representing himself. He's representing his constituents and his constituents did not elect him to go be in a minority of one or two; they elected him as a Republican to be in the Republican caucus,” Harris said.
It will be left up to the members of the Republican caucus to determine whether to let Johansen back in.