There’s no place like Alaska. I have lived here for over thirty years, first arriving on New Year’s Eve, 1978. Initially, I lived in Anchorage. I then moved to Kodiak but returned to Anchorage in 2009 in order to be closer to my children. I am proud to have represented Kodiak, first as mayor of the Kodiak Island Borough, from 2001 to 2004, and then in the State House from 2005 to 2009. I worked hard for the people of Kodiak, and I will work just as hard for the Anchorage families who reside in Alaska State House District 13.
I believe that in order to represent people, you have to know them. I am making it my mission to go door to door to meet my neighbors, listen to them, and learn about what I can do to help. You deserve an honest, committed state representative who will work hard to make Muldoon and Elmendorf a great place to live and work. I look forward to meeting more of my neighbors over the next year. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
In Alaska, we have a great responsibility on our hands to promote and protect our people, our land, and our prosperity. District 13 has a lot of room to thrive. Let’s Rise to the Challenge and make our community an even better place to live, work, and play.
Length of Residency in Alaska:
Spouse – Kurt (deceased)
Children – Matthew, Sheree, Daniel (deceased)
School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California Berkeley, 1970-1973, J.D.
University of California Berkeley, 1968-1970, B.A.
University of Southern California, 1966-1968
La Mirada High School, 1962-1966
Political & Government Positions:
Board Member, Northeast Community Council, 2010 to current
State Representative, District 36, 2005-2009
– Co-Chair of Special Committee on Fisheries
– Co-Chair of Community and Regional Affairs Committee
Board Member, Alaska Municipal League, 2003-2004
Borough Mayor, Kodiak Island Borough 2001-2004
Board Member, Kodiak Electric Association 1995-2000
Business, Professional, & Service Affiliations:
Board Member, Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Pioneers of Alaska, Womens’ Igloo 4, Anchorage
Sons of Norway, Bernt Balchen Lodge, Anchorage
Board Member, Bridge Builders of Anchorage
Rotary Club of Anchorage
Mubuhay Lions Club (former board member)
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
Resource Development Council
Alaska Support Industry Alliance
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