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|DATE OF BIRTH:||August 2, 1958|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Waukegan, Illinois|
4281 South Headvic Court
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
|OCCUPATION:||Drywaller and House Painter|
|LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 35 years
Dimond High School, 1976. Matanuska-Susitna Community College, 1985, A.A.; Alaska Pacific University, 1987, B.A. Alaska Pacific University, 1989, M.B.A.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
State Representative, District 26, 1995-present. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Economic Development Commission, 1993-94. Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Board, 1991-94. Wasilla Planning and Utilities Commission, 1991-94.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Mat-Su Professional Sportsfish Guide Association, National Rifle Association, Iditarod Trail Committee
Hunting, fishing, hiking, spending time with nieces and nephews
When you selected me as your Representative, I gave you
my word that I would work harder than anyone else. I also
promised to carry out your mandate of a more conservative
approach toward government that emphasized essential services
including schools, roads and public safety.
Alaska has faced a difficult choice. Either reduce spending and learn to live within our means, spend the Permanent Fund or levy an income tax. I did exactly as you asked, by being part of a team that cut the budget and said no to new taxes. We made the tough decisions that contributed to a more efficient and responsive government.
While streamlining the budget, we also emphasized important government services. We worked hard to fund school construction and increased school operating funds. Needed roads are being built and paved.
In addition, my office has worked on literally hundreds of constituent cases. It has been a sincere pleasure to help so many people who've experienced problems with government agencies, and I'm proud of my office's record.
Alaska can be a place of opportunity, where we enjoy the freedom to raise families, develop small businesses, build a home and live the American Dream without excessive government.
I wish to renew my commitment to work harder for you than anyone else. I consider it an honor and privilege to serve you, and respectfully request your vote.