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Blagojevich aide probed House appointment

Blagojevich aide probed House appointment

CHICAGO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Illinois' ousted governor researched if he could keep the White House chief of staff's former U.S. House seat warm for him, The Chicago Sun-Times said Monday.

Former top Blagojevich aide pleads guilty

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- John Harris, who was ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's chief of staff, pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday and will testify against his ex-boss.

Card from queen delivered despite weather

BAMPTON, England, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A 100-year-old British woman praised a postal carrier for braving blizzards and dangerous roads to deliver a birthday card from Queen Elizabeth II.

Indicted Blago aide has Daley connections

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- An indicted fundraiser for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has close ties to aides of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday.

Sources: Report says no deal with governor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Rahm Emanuel, chief of staff to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, had only one phone conversation with Illinois' embattled governor, sources say.
Report: Emanuel pushed Jarrett as senator

Report: Emanuel pushed Jarrett as senator

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff reportedly pressed for an Obama confidante to be named to Illinois' open U.S. Senate seat.

Roberts in four-way tie for senior lead

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Loren Roberts birdied the 18th hole Saturday to remain tied for the lead after two rounds of the Champions Wal-Mart First Tee Open in California.
Alaska eyeing major polar bear study

Alaska eyeing major polar bear study

JUNEAU, Alaska, May 4 (UPI) -- The Alaskan government wants to find scientists who will study polar bears to prove they are not threatened by global warming, officials say.

Alaska warns shipper on tanker maintenance

JUNEAU, Alaska, March 19 (UPI) -- A top Alaska lawmaker says he'll hold hearings if necessary on the maintenance practices of Alaska Tanker Co.

Purtzer leads first '08 Champions tourney

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Tom Purtzer opened the Champions Tour season with a 10-under 62 Friday that left him one shot in front at the MasterCard Championship in Hawaii.

Weibring birdies final holes in senior

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- D.A. Weibring birdied his final three holes Sunday to overtake Champions Tour money leader Jay Haas and win the 3M Championship.

Weibring leads Thorpe at 3M Championship

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- D.A. Weibring shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Jim Thorpe after two rounds of the seniors 3M Championship.

Nielsen's 64 gives him senior golf lead

EAST MEADOW, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- Lonnie Nielsen posted a 7-under 64 Saturday to take the lead after two rounds of the seniors' Commerce Bank Championship at East Meadow, N.Y.

Romero, Purtzer share Champions lead

SANDESTIN, Fla., June 1 (UPI) -- Eduardo Romero and Tom Purtzer tied the course record, 9-under 62, Friday to share the opening-round lead at the Boeing Championship at Sandestin, Fla.

Eger leads the latest Champions event

LUTZ, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Tom Eger shot 4-under 67 Friday and has the lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Lutz, Fla.
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John Harris (born October 15, 1957 in Glennallen, Alaska) is an American politician and member of the Alaska House of Representatives. He served as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2008. He was first elected in 1998 and represents the 12th district, as a member of the Republican Party. He was the mayor of Valdez from 1992 to 1996 and a member of the Valdez City Council from 1990 to 1998. John Harris attended Lincoln Electric Welding School in Cleveland, Ohio and Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the owner of Valdez Industrial Supply, and has been a board member of Horizons Unlimited, Resource of Alaska, and United Way.

He is Chair of the House Committee on Committees and was Co-Chair of the Finance Committee. He is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the ASC Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Rules Committee, the Legislative Council Committee, and the following Finance Subcommittees: Court System, Governor, Legislature, and University of Alaska. He was a member of the Ethics Committee, the Finance Committee, the Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee, and the Finance Subcommittees for Health & Social Services and Corrections.

Harris contemplated running for Alaska governor in 2010, but dropped out of the race over fundraising concerns.

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