Representative Charisse Millett
Charisse Millett is a lifelong Alaskan who has served in the Alaska House of Representatives since November 2008. Now in her fifth term representing Anchorage’s lower Hillside area, she serves as Leader of the House Republican Caucus in the 30th Alaska Legislature. Her upbringing across the state, and experience in the state’s airline and fishing industries have given her a broad perspective of Alaska as a whole, and an appreciation for the diversity of the cultures and traditions of its residents. Charisse’s passions include advocating for sustainable spending; empowerment of Alaskans with disabilities; domestic violence and sexual assault prevention; and providing for our public safety.
As the Leader of the House Republican Caucus, Charisse will be working with her colleagues to pass state spending reductions, revisions to criminal justice reform, protect the Permanent Fund Dividend, provide for private sector tax stability, and set a state spending cap. For the last three years she has championed legislation to provide benefits to the families of public safety officers slain in the line of duty, and will continue to sponsor this plan until it reaches passage. This year she has additional legislation to stem the tide of the heroin epidemic in Alaska, and outlaw a particularly dangerous opioid synthetic, U-47700.
Charisse serves as a council member on the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education, where she continues to work for the empowerment and consideration of Alaskans with disabilities. Serving on and working with the Governor’s Council has inspired numerous pieces of legislation, including policies to encourage the employment of disabled Alaskans and consideration for the needs of disabled children in schools. She also served as a member of the Alaska Safe Children’s Act Taskforce, an organization established in her piece of legislation, House Bill 44: Erin and Bree’s Law, in 2015. This critical bill empowered Alaska’s children by requiring schools to provide age-appropriate curriculum on domestic violence, sexual assault, and suicide prevention.
Charisse has three children, Zach, Ashley, Zane and two young grandsons, Halen and Hudson. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and enjoying Alaska’s great outdoors.
- HB 5 Provides health care benefits for the spouses and dependents of fallen public safety officers. Sponsor Statement here
- HB 24 An act making the synthetic opioid with the street name "Pink" illegal. Sponsor statement here.