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House District 26
Lucy Hope, Independent



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DATE OF BIRTH: October 11, 1953
PLACE OF BIRTH: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
2901 Cottle Loop
Wasilla, Alaska
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 870887
Wasilla, Alaska 99687
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lucyhope@alaska.net
OCCUPATION: Special Education Teacher

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
18 years
Wasilla: 1980-present

EDUCATION:
High School: Wauwatosa East, 1971. University of Kansas: 1971-75, B.S. Education; 1979, M.S. Special Education. MSC, UAA, APU, etc.: 1980-present, 62 credits.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Mat-Su Borough Budget Advisory Committee, 1995

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Teacher, Mat-Su Borough Schools, 1980-present. President, Mat-Su Education Association, 1994-97. Director, Camp Caribou: 1990, 1986, 1982-84.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
PTA. Mat-Su Special Olympics. Steering Committee, Wasilla Wonderland. Race Organizer, Mat-Su Triathlon, 1983-94. Past Volunteer: Alyeska Ski Patrol, Hatcher Pass Outdoors Club.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Fishing, camping, skiing, snowmachining, hiking, community service

OTHER:
Nominee, BP Teacher of Excellence, 1998. Alaska Special Olympics: State Games Competition Director, 1986-90; Coach of the Year, 1987. First Lady's Volunteer Award, 1989. Alaska Easter Seal Society Service Recognition Award: 1986, 1983, 1982.


STATEMENT:

I know I can do a better job representing the people in District 26 than the incumbent. Our district has the fastest growing population in the state. We need a leader who can look ahead, and address our needs through legislation.

Safe Communities: I will work for our fair share of trooper protection, good roads, safe schools and child protection services. Basic safety is the most important thing a government should provide.

Economic Development: I will work to support small businesses and tourism efforts. Parks and visitor services encourage visitors to stop along the Parks Highway.

Effective Schools: Our children deserve the best education we can give them. I will work to fund our schools adequately while demanding accountability. We need to look at how our students are performing and take action to improve performance. I will work for early, dependable funding for all of our schools.

Basic Rights: I will work to protect the rights guaranteed in our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and rights of our seniors and citizens with disabilities.

Effective Representation: I know the importance of listening, of working to bring different viewpoints to a common solution, and of advocating tirelessly for those I represent. I will bring those skills to the State House.

For the past 22 years, I have dedicated my time and efforts to education and serving our communities' children, particularly those with special needs. With your support on Election Day, I will put that same energy to work for YOU.


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