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House District 27
Carolyn H. Covington, Democrat



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DATE OF BIRTH: May 24, 1936
PLACE OF BIRTH: Economy, Missouri
SPOUSE: Garris R. (Bob) Covington
CHILDREN:

James Overfelt, Julie Donn, Brenda Probasco,
Beth Overfelt-Smart, Dana Overfelt, Cary Griffith,
Misti Covington
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
Mile 1.85 Clark-Wolverine Rd.
Palmer, Alaska 99645
MAILING ADDRESS:
HC04 Box 9340
Palmer, Alaska 99645
E-MAIL ADDRESS: mschc@mtaonline.net
OCCUPATION: Teacher
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
32 years
Palmer: 1968-present
Whittier: 1966-68

EDUCATION:
Cairo High School, 1950-54, Diploma. Western State College of Colorado, 1964-66, B.A. Business Education. University of Alaska Anchorage, 1973-76, M.A. Vocational Administration.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Secretary, Alaska Democratic Party, 1984-present. Mat-Su Democrats: Treasurer, 1996-present; Chair, 1992-96. Member: Governor's Special Task Force on Education, 1995-96; Women's Political Caucus.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Instructor, UAA-MSC, 1969-present. Owner, Covington Consultants, 1982-present. Teacher, Mat-Su Borough School District, 1969-80.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Valley Women's Resource Center; President, 1980-86. Women and Children's Health Associates: Treasurer, 1996-present; Chair, 1990-96. Church of the Covenant; Deacon Board Chair, 1996-present. NEA-Alaska, Mat-Su Education Assn.; Chair, 1978-80. Women of the Moose Palmer Chapter.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Children, grandchildren, other family and friends, reading, music, movies

OTHER:
Grandchildren: Christopher, Timothy, Joshua Donn. Ryan, Kristin, Izaak Probasco. Andrew and Hailey Smart.


STATEMENT:

This election is about the future - not only of Alaska but also of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. I will work with all residents of District 27 for fair funding for Valley schools, rewarding jobs, and access to affordable health care. Working together, we can care for our families and improve our communities.

I pledge to support:

We must regain and strengthen the Valley's ability to solve its problems and provide education for future generations - our families. I take this responsibility very seriously. Please vote "Covington, Carolyn H." Thank you.


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