Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Sam Kito III to the House seat left vacant by the resignation last month of Juneau Democrat Beth Kerttula.
Kito, who has a background as both an engineer and a lobbyist, was one of three candidates put forth by the Tongass Democrats for Parnell to consider. The others were Jesse Kiehl and Catherine Reardon.
Kito's appointment is subject to confirmation by House Democrats.
Channel 2's Adam Pinsker contributed information to this story.