Rep. John Lincoln, D-Kotzebue, left, Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky, D-Bethel, and Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, right, wear kuspuks as they are sworn into their House seats on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. John Lincoln, D-Kotzebue, left, Rep. Neal Foster, D-Nome, Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky, D-Bethel, and Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, right, wear kuspuks as they are sworn into their House seats on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: The Best Dressed at the Alaska State Capitol

The budget may be boring but the outfits aren’t.

The Alaska State Capitol is a world unto itself, with its own culture and style. Photographer Michael Penn gives you a look at the best dressed of the 31st Legislative Session.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


Stephanie Hall, the House Journal Clerk, poses with the embroidered top she made at the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Stephanie Hall, the House Journal Clerk, poses with the embroidered top she made at the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson, D-Anchorage, Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, arrive to listen to Gov. Mike Dunleavy give his State of the State speech at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson, D-Anchorage, Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, arrive to listen to Gov. Mike Dunleavy give his State of the State speech at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, left, and Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, power walk to attend Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, left, and Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, power walk to attend Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, walks to attend Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, walks to attend Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is escorted to his State of the State speech in the House chamber at the Capitol in Juneau, Alaska, by Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, left, and Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, (and Gavel Alaska’s Skip Gray, right) to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is escorted to his State of the State speech in the House chamber at the Capitol in Juneau, Alaska, by Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, left, and Sen. David Wilson, R-Wasilla, (and Gavel Alaska’s Skip Gray, right) to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Amory Lelake, left, and Drew Cason, staffers for Rep. Bryce Edgmon, take in events leading up to the State of the State at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Amory Lelake, left, and Drew Cason, staffers for Rep. Bryce Edgmon, take in events leading up to the State of the State at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senate Pages Sydney Krebsbach, left, and Matthew Puckett dressed for work at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Senate Pages Sydney Krebsbach, left, and Matthew Puckett dressed for work at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Grace Kubitz, staff for Rep. Zack Fields, photographed at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Grace Kubitz, staff for Rep. Zack Fields, photographed at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Patrick Fitzgerald, staff for Rep. Laddie Shaw, photographed at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Patrick Fitzgerald, staff for Rep. Laddie Shaw, photographed at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Chad Hutchison, Council for the Senate Majority, photographed at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Chad Hutchison, Council for the Senate Majority, photographed at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ryan Johnston, staff for Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, photographed at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ryan Johnston, staff for Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, photographed at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Zack Fields, D-Anchorage, carries his 14-month-old daughter, Zara, along with him as he works at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rep. Zack Fields, D-Anchorage, carries his 14-month-old daughter, Zara, along with him as he works at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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