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House District 11
Norman Rokeberg, Republican



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DATE OF BIRTH: January 4, 1943
PLACE OF BIRTH: Seattle, Washington
SPOUSE: Gayle
CHILDREN: three
RESIDENCE &
MAILING ADDRESS:
6534 Lakeway Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99502
OCCUPATION: Commercial Real Estate Broker

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
48 years
Anchorage: 1950-present, 1946-47

EDUCATION:
Anchorage High School, 1961. Willamette University, 1971, B.A.

MILITARY SERVICE:
U.S. Army (7th Army, Europe), 1964-66

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Alaska House of Representatives, 1995-present. Chairman: House Labor and Commerce Committee; House Committee on Oil and Gas, 1995-96. Co-Chairman, Joint Committee on Electrical Restructuring. Former Chairman, MOA ADA Advisory Commission. Member, City of Anchorage Budget Advisory Commission.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Self-employed Businessman, 1967-present. Owner, The Rokeberg Company. Commercial Associate Broker, Jack White Company, 23 years. Member, Anchorage and Alaska Association of Realtors. Adjunct Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 3 years.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, National Eagle Scout Association, Pioneers of Alaska, AARP, NRA, NFIB, Arctic Power, Alaska Outdoor Council. Former Director, Alaska Festival of Music and BOMA.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
"Old-Timer" hockey, golf, reading, cooking, fishing, duck hunting

OTHER:
5 grandchildren


STATEMENT:

I have worked on behalf of the district and have drafted several pieces of legislation that promote ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CREATED JOBS. These include the Area Wide Leasing bill which generated $55 million of Bonus Bids this year, the fourth highest total in Alaska's history; HB 472 overturned an Alaska Supreme Court ruling taxing foreign flagged ships and aircraft - crucial to tourism; and a complete rewrite of the Real Estate Law to enhance consumer protection.

As your Representative, I will use my experience as a successful businessman to:

Reduce State Spending on operations to a sustainable level. The Republican Majority has cut $190 million over the past three years demonstrating that No New Taxes are needed in the immediate future. Responsible budget cuts can be made, by eliminating and reducing programs, while maintaining essential services, not taxing Alaskans more.

Quality of Education emphasizing basic fundamentals, more parental involvement, and providing educators the tools to do the job, for example, rewriting of the school foundation formula and $108 million in school debt to lower property taxes.

Juvenile Crime and Gangs must be dealt with for safer neighborhoods; increased penalties for drug dealers and first degree murder, including capital punishment.

Family Values will be emphasized, together with responsible citizenship.

Legislative Reform - 90-day session, term limits and moving the Legislature to Anchorage.

You have my pledge I will continue to work hard on your behalf and listen to your concerns.

Thank you for your support and consideration of my candidacy.


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