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House District 11
Joseph W. "Joe" Murdy, Democrat



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DATE OF BIRTH: September 29, 1935
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Hampshire
CHILDREN: two
RESIDENCE &
MAILING ADDRESS:
1904 West 46th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
OCCUPATION: Small Business Owner, General Contractor
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
23 years
Anchorage: 1986-present
Ketchikan: 1975-86

EDUCATION:
High School: Norfield, Massachusetts, 1948-51. New York City College, 1956-57.

MILITARY SERVICE:
U.S. Army (Paratrooper), 5 years, Corporal

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Municipality of Anchorage Assembly: Member, 1993-present; Chair, Public Safety Committee. President, Alaska Municipal League. National League of Cities: Board of Directors, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee. Member, Municipality of Anchorage Panning and Zoning Commission, 1991-93. Legislative Aide, 1989.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
General Manager, Helix Corporation, 1990-present

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Spenard Community Patrol (Co-Founder), American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Community service, safe neighborhoods, football, hockey

OTHER:
Six grandchildren


STATEMENT:

As Alaskans, we share a unique gift for overcoming hardships. Alaskans have always risen above the ordinary. As your representative on the Anchorage Assembly, I have worked hard to rise above party politics and find solutions that all members of the community can live with. With your vote I will do the same in Juneau.

As your representative, I will work hard on several issues important to the future of Alaska:

QUALITY SCHOOLS.

SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS.
GOOD JOBS.
As your representative, I will protect the Permanent Fund and dividend program, support open and honest government, and the right of the people to vote on subsistence.

I had the pleasure of serving you on the Assembly for the last six years. With help from the community and a common sense approach, I have brought important economic development and criminal justice reform to the residents of west Anchorage. With your vote, I will take that same hard work approach to Juneau that produces real results for you and your family. I would appreciate your vote.

Straight Talk, Hard Work...Results


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