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House District 20
Brian S. Porter, Republican



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DATE OF BIRTH: May 2, 1938
PLACE OF BIRTH: Seattle, Washington
SPOUSE: Bette
CHILDREN: Kelle, Kerry, Kory
RESIDENCE &
MAILING ADDRESS:
3430 Fordham Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
OCCUPATION: Consultant, Security and Public Safety; Civil Investigation

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
47 years
Anchorage: 1951-present

EDUCATION:
Anchorage High School, 1952-56. University of Alaska Anchorage, 1966-70, Police Administration. Police Institute, Northwestern University, 1971. National Executive Institute, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, 1981.

MILITARY SERVICE:
U.S. Army Reserve (Military Police), 5 years, Sergeant

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Alaska House of Representatives, 1993-present. House Majority Leader, 1997-98. Chair, Special Committee on Telecommunications, 1997-98. Chair, Judiciary Committee, 1993-96. Member or past Member: Judiciary, Rules, Legislative Ethics, Legislative Council, State Affairs, HESS, and Labor and Commerce Committees. Anchorage Municipal Assembly, 1989-92.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
President/General Manager, Alaska Security, Inc., 1989-91. Police Officer/Chief of Police, 1960-87. Member and past Chairman, Alaska Police Standards Council, 1978-87.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Past Board Member, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, (CEDC) Community Economic Development Corporation, Crisis, Inc., Anchorage Boys and Girls Club. Past Member, Anchorage Rotary Club.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, reading, music, golf, public service


STATEMENT:

It has been my privilege and honor to serve midtown as their representative for the past three terms. My family and I have resided in the district for the past 33 years. I've tried to use my background in Law Enforcement to make our neighborhoods safer and more enjoyable.

I went to Juneau believing that fiscal restraint was needed to prepare Alaska for a probable decline in oil revenue so as to avoid another economic tragedy like the one we experienced in the eighties. The price of oil is now again dipping to single digits, but the legislative plan implemented over the past six years has put us in a position to withstand this slump without the business failures and bankruptcies of the past decade.

The specific legislation that I have sponsored or worked on over the past six years ranges from Criminal and Juvenile Justice needs to Tort Reform and from Victims Rights to Election District reapportionment reform. This year's rewrite of the K-12 education funding formula was quite a task, but was successfully completed and will result in continued even funding levels for all the children of our state and increases in areas like Anchorage that have historically been shortchanged by the old formula.

I hope to return to Juneau next year and continue in a leadership position to stay on the course of responsible financial management while supporting the necessary state services of public safety, education and economic development.


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