Wasilla Rep. removed from ethics committee

Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, speaks with House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, during a May 3 floor session.

JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - A Valley republican has been removed from the House Ethics committee after allegedly disclosing a confidential complaint to a member of the public.

The House voted 31-6 to remove Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, from the committee after a panel found earlier this month that he likely violated an ethics law by disclosing the existence of a complaint that was considered confidential.

House members then voted 37-0 to give his seat on the committee to Rep. Colleen Sullivan-Leonard, R- Wasilla.

Channel 2's Rich Mauer contributed to this report from Juneau.

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