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|DATE OF BIRTH:||October 11, 1953|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
2901 Cottle Loop
PO Box 870887
Wasilla, Alaska 99687
|OCCUPATION:||Special Education Teacher|
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 18 years
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.
Fishing, camping, skiing, snowmachining, hiking, community service
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.
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.