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House District 7
Joni L. "Jonni" Whitmore, Democrat



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(photograph 1998 Melon Purcell)

DATE OF BIRTH: December 11, 1961
PLACE OF BIRTH: Salem, Oregon
SPOUSE: Benn Levine
CHILDREN: Freeman Levine
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
54661 Brice Avenue, Bald Mtn.
Homer, Alaska
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 1910
Homer, Alaska 99603
OCCUPATION: Business Consultant
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
12 years


Bald Mountain: 5/92-present
Homer: 5/89-5/92
Fritz Creek: 6/87-5/89
Halibut Cove: 6/86-11/86

EDUCATION:
South Salem High, 1980. Wellesley College, 1984, B.A. Economics, cum laude.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Commissioner, Economic Development, City of Homer, 5/97-99. Kachemak Bay State Park Citizens' Advisory Board, 1988-91.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Owner, Whitmore & Associates (management and organizational consulting), 1995-present. South Peninsula Women's Services: Acting Co-Director, 1995; Child Care Programs Coordinator, 1991-95. Co-Owner, Old Inlet Trading Post, 1988-91. Economic Research Associate II, Regional and Banking Markets Division, Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco, 1984-86.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Alaska Women's Political Caucus State Board, 1995-97. Wellesley College Board of Trustees Investment Committee, 1983-84.

OTHER:
Author, State of New Jersey: Transportation Capital Financing, Matching Needs & Resources, 1983.


STATEMENT:

VISION for our economy
Stimulate business, balance with a healthy environment, build sustainable communities.

Provide incentives for government to save money and long-range financial planning for the future. Cap legislative pay.

Insist on good faith bargaining, fair wages and training -- so we'll be ready to work.

VALUES for our communities
Encourage self-sufficiency & responsibility. Protect our children, provide for their needs. Ensure thriving neighborhoods with decent roads, sanitation and health care.

Protect our Constitutional Rights to Privacy, Equal Protection, & to Bear Arms. With prevention, we can reduce prison costs, crime & abuse.

Expand opportunities through quality vocational and academic education. Reduce class size in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

VOICE for Alaskans
Let the People vote on Subsistence.

Term limits to retire career politicians. Limit total campaign spending. Expand teleconference access to our legislature.

Pull Alaskans back together, and resolve issues in public, not behind closed doors.

Joni Whitmore can work smarter and harder for less.


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