Representative Lance Pruitt
Representative Lance Pruitt was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from Heritage High School in 1999 and continued his education in Alaska earning a B.A. in History at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2003. In 2009, he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration from Kaplan University. He and his wife MaryAnn have two boys, Jacob and Bryce. His hobbies include spending time with his family, skiing, camping, and history.
Representative Pruitt has served in the Alaska State Legislature since 2011 and is a member of the House Finance Committee. He has served as House Majority Leader and Co-chair of the Energy Committee. In 2012, he graduated from the CSG West Western Legislative Academy and in 2013 he was nationally recognized as a Henry Toll Fellow. In 2014 he was named one of the Top 40 under 40 and was also chosen by the Washington Post for their Top 40 under 40 Politicians nationwide. In the same year he was also chosen to join the Aspen Rodel Fellowship.
In Representative Pruitt’s time in the Legislature, he has focused on energy development, improving education and removing obstacles to resource development in Alaska, and reducing the cost and scope of government. Prior to his time in office, he worked in logistics management for two Fortune 500 companies as well as owning a local small business.