HOUSE DISTRICT 13
ETHAN BERKOWITZ, DEMOCRAT



DATE OF BIRTH: February 4, 1962
PLACE OF BIRTH: San Francisco, California
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
1219 Inlet Place
Anchorage, AK 99501
MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 101971
Anchorage, AK 99510-1971
OCCUPATION: Attorney
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
6 years
South Addition: 1990-present

EDUCATION:
College/University: Harvard College, 1979-83, A.B., Government and Economics (with honors)
Post Graduate: Cambridge University, 1985-86, Masters of Philosophy, Polar Studies; University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1987-90, J.D.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Law Clerk, Alaska State Court of Appeals; Assistant District Attorney, Anchorage District Attorney's Office; Enforcement Officer, United States Antarctic Program

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Exporter, United Exporters Company; General Laborer, ITT Antarctic Services; Desk Assistant, ABC News

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Hockey, fishing, backcountry travel, and reading

OTHER:
I am grateful for the support of many individuals and organizations and am proud that Col. Norman Vaughan, former governor Bill Sheffield and the State Troopers union, the Public Safety Employees Association, have chosen to endorse me.


POSITION STATEMENT:

As Alaskans, we deserve a legislature committed to solving problems and helping us achieve our potential, not one that plays politics with Alaska's future. Our representatives must demonstrate intelligence, fairness, and civility, and have priorities that match Alaska's needs. The way to understand and meet those needs is to listen and learn, then take responsive, responsible, and decisive leadership.

My goals as a legislator are to enhance personal freedom, prosperity, and safety, especially with respect to three major issues affecting us today: the economy, education, and crime. Working together, we can reach these goals.

The economy:

Jobs -- good work that pays fair wages
Economic diversification -- create new business opportunities and add value to natural resources
Budget gap -- produce better government at lower cost

Education:

Fundamentals -- provide students the tools to learn, live, and succeed
Technology -- make the most of computers
Lifelong learning -- education for all Alaskans, young and old

Crime:

Prevention -- stop crime before it starts
Policing -- create a visible, effective police presence
Prosecuting -- swift and certain justice
Prisons -- isolate, deter, and rehabilitate criminals

I have enjoyed meeting many of the residents of District 13 in my door-to-door campaign and hope that I have earned your vote.



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