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House District 22
Ramona L. Barnes, Republican



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DATE OF BIRTH: July 7, 1938
PLACE OF BIRTH: Pikeville, Tennessee
CHILDREN: Randall, Michael, Michelle (all adults)
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
2230 Paxson Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99504
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 103382
Anchorage, Alaska 99510
OCCUPATION: President, Arctic Research Consultants

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
27 years
Anchorage: 1971-present

EDUCATION:
High School: Bledsoe County. College/University: Waipahu Community College.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Longest serving woman legislator in State history. First female to have held every leadership position: Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Minority Whip. Chair: Legislative Council, World Trade and State/Federal Relations, Judiciary, Legislative Ethics Committees. Member, House Finance.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Executive Committee: NRLA and NCSL. ALEC, Business and Professional Women's Club, Presidential Commission for Drug-free America.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Anchorage Republican Women's Club, National Federation of Republican Women, Navy League, National Rifle Association

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, reading, gourmet cooking

OTHER:
Air Force wife, 24 years


STATEMENT:

The voters of District 22 have honored me by consistently choosing me to be their representative in Juneau. Constituents have often expressed appreciation of my work to ensure that our great state remains a good place for all of us to live. I would like to continue the work I have begun.

Alaska's leadership must provide appropriate forward thinking to ensure Alaska's future. Of particular concern now is the low price of oil even though it does not represent the catastrophe it would have been several years ago, thanks to the Constitutional Budget Reserve Fund. The Fund is an example of how forward thinking affects and provides for the future.

Over the past several years I have worked hard to achieve a great many things which also provided jobs for Alaskans. Taken together, these projects have enriched the state dramatically. They include many local road projects, school projects, the under-construction Alaska Seafood Center, the Northstar contract with BP, establishing the oil module fabrication industry in Alaska, the Northern and Southern electric interties, the Anchorage Police Headquarters Building, the Police Training Facility, the State Crime Lab, the Nesbett Court Building and numerous others. While it's not under construction yet, I have at least managed to ensure the multi-billion dollar North Slope natural gasline/LNG project is to be seriously considered by the leaseholders and others. I believe such forward thinking is essential if Alaska is to step with confidence into the 21st Century.


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