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House District 21
Joe Ryan, Republican



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PLACE OF BIRTH: Cleveland, Ohio
SPOUSE: Kim Ryan
CHILDREN: five: Liam (10), 4 grown
RESIDENCE &
MAILING ADDRESS:
2011 Farmer Place #4
Anchorage, Alaska 99504
OCCUPATION: Legislator, Self-Employed, Businessman

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
23 years
1975-present

EDUCATION:
Two years of college

MILITARY SERVICE:
United States Air Force (Veteran)

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Legislative Assistant. Executive Board, North East Community Council. Member, Anchorage Water and Wastewater Advisory Board. Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, 1987-90.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Airline Transport Pilot, Alaska, 18 years. Mechanic Foreman, Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Pilot Examiner. Air Taxi Owner/Operator.

OTHER:
Kim Ryan (spouse), CNA, Mary Conrad Center


STATEMENT:

Put the PUBLIC FIRST in public policy.

FIRST: Public Safety. A systematic program to fight crime;

  1. Keeping violent offenders and sex offenders behind bars.
  2. Mandatory sentences for any felony crime involving firearms.
  3. Use the best technology in crime detection, investigation and prosecution, including criminal identification.
  4. Crime prevention through education, job creation and prosecuting career criminals.
SECOND: Educational Reform;
  1. Charter schools to allow competition.
  2. Higher standards of performance in academics and behavior for advancement and graduation.
  3. A safe and orderly learning environment in every classroom and school.
  4. Staying on the cutting edge of technology. Our students will fall behind if we do not provide technology.
THIRD: Job Creation;
  1. Making natural resources available, marketing the availability of those resources, and attracting businesses and industries.
  2. A strong research industry in Alaska. The successful economies of the world have strong research arms, in Alaska we have the oceans, the Arctic, natural resource development and value-added applications.
  3. Reasonable rules and regulations for business.
  4. Transportation infrastructure.
FOURTH: Controlling State Spending;
  1. Meaningful welfare reform similar to Wisconsin and Florida.
  2. Privatize those state programs that have proven to be ineffectual.


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