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Police Chief John Harris speaks after meeting with Eric Holder to discuss Arizona's immigration law in Washington
Sahuarita, Arizona Chief of Police John Harris (C), joined by fellow Police Chiefs from around the country, speaks to the media following a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder where the group discussed concerns regarding Arizona's immigration law, in Washington on May 26, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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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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