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House District 7
Gail R. Phillips, Republican



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DATE OF BIRTH: May 15, 1944
PLACE OF BIRTH: Juneau, Alaska
SPOUSE: Walter
CHILDREN: Robin, Kim
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
1363 Bay Avenue
Homer, Alaska 99603
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 3304
Homer, Alaska 99603
OCCUPATION: Public Service

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
54 years
Homer, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Nome, Juneau

EDUCATION:
Nome High School, 1958-62, Diploma. University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1962-67, B.A. Business Education. Post-Graduate: University of Alaska, miscellaneous courses.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Alaska House of Representatives, 1991-present. Speaker of the House, 1995-98. House Majority Leader, 1993-94. Legislative Aide, Senate President, 1989-90. Chair, Legislative Committee, Alaska State Municipal League. Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, 1986-88. State Secretary, Republican Party of Alaska, 1982-88. Homer City Council, 1981-84.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Partner, Lindphil Mining Company, 1983-present. Owner, Quiet Sports Store, 1978-84. Airline Employee, Western Airlines and Wien Air Alaska, 1969-78. Business Education Teacher, Nome High School, 1967-69.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Kenai Peninsula College Council: Board Member, past Chair. Member, Kenai Peninsula Chambers of Commerce. Homer United Methodist Church, Resource Development Council, Homer Emblem Club, Pioneers of AK, Iditarod Trail Committee.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, friends, politics, mining, statewide transportation improvements


STATEMENT:

During the past Legislative Session, we continued our commitment to improve the lives of the people of Alaska. Our number one priority focused on the care, protection and safety of Alaska's children. Legislation and budgetary measures were put into place to insure the safe lives and health of our children.

We continued our commitment to reducing state spending and enacted the third year of our fiscal plan to close the budget gap. The low price of oil was a major factor in our budget deliberations. We protected the Permanent Fund and the Dividend Program. We began the process of results-based budgeting.

We focused on deferred maintenance problems across the State and funded critically needed repairs to schools, airports, harbors, the university and roads.

Major changes were made in education funding to bring more equity to all districts, and further reforms were passed regarding testing, performance and results.

The Republican Majority's commitment to changing the way State government responds to the needs of Alaska has been successful. Our State's economy is healthy and strong. More jobs have been created and unemployment is down. Our families and neighborhoods are safer. Our tax structure is stable, and development has proceeded in conjunction with protection of our people, land and waters.

I am very optimistic about our future. As Speaker of the House the past four years, I have provided trusted leadership and fair representation. Your support this election will be greatly appreciated.


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