Slideshow | Thank you, Beth Kerttula

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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, leaves her Capitol office for the House session on Tuesday where she was to resign from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, talks with Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, left, and Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, during a break in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, talks with her husband, Jim Powell, during a break in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, talks with Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, left, and Rep. Doug Issacson, R-North Pole, during a break in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, talks with House Democratic Whip Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, left, and Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, during a break in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3. Rep. Tuck will replace Rep. Kerttula as minority leader and Rep. Gruenberg will take over as House democratic whip.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, right, shares a light moment with Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, during a break in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, right, talks with Rep. Eric Feige, R-Chickaloon, Rep. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River, during a break in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, reacts to being delivered a box of tissues before she gave her resignation speech in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, smiles after receiving flowers in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, center, shares a light moment with Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, and Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, during a break in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, delivers a vase of flowers to Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, during a break in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, gives her resignation speech in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Jim Powell takes pictures as his wife, Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, gives her resignation speech in the House Chambers on Tuesday.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, center, receives a standing ovation from members of the House of Representatives in the House Chambers on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, holds a press conference with House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, at the Capitol on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, holds a press conference with House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, at the Capitol on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.
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Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, reacts during a press conference with House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, at the Capitol on Tuesday. Kerttula resigned from her office to accept a position as Visiting Fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University starting February 3.

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