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House District 27
Lawrence D. "Larry" Wood, Alaskan Independence



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DATE OF BIRTH: May 13, 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kingman, Arizona
SPOUSE: Lydia G.
CHILDREN: Margaret L. Rye (married), Lawrence W.,
Sgt. Sydney A. Wood (USMC)
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:

4750 North Clark Wolverine Road
Lazy Mountain, Palmer, Alaska 99645
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 1789
Palmer, Alaska 99645
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lwood@akcache.com
OCCUPATION: Miner
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
44 years



Palmer: 1961-present, 1/54-55
Homer: 1960-61
Anchorage: 1959-60
Big Delta: 1957-58
Fairbanks: 1955-56

EDUCATION:
Palmer High School, 1967-70, Diploma. 3752 Tech. Trng. School (USAF), 1971, Certificate. University of Alaska Mat-Su, 1978-79 and 1995; University of Alaska Anchorage, 1988-89 and 1994-95.

MILITARY SERVICE:
Alaska Air and Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, 1971-86, Sgt. E-5

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
National Motorists Association; State Chapter Coordinator. Past Member: Civil Air Patrol (1966-72), National Rifle Association, Alaska Miners Association, Mat-Su School District Youth Anti-Violence and Crime Task Force.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Aviation, computers, photography, martial arts, mining, motorcycles

OTHER:
My family's (since 1951 - grandparents) and my wife's family's history (since 1947) in Alaska provide a frame of reference to draw from regarding Alaskan issues possessed by few. My commitment to Alaska is lifelong. Grandchildren: Megan Ann Rye and Caitlainne Marie Wood.


STATEMENT:

I will work to reduce the size and spending of our State government by working for the consolidation and privatization of services across the gamut of the public sector -- local government and education included. In order to accomplish this, I believe that moving the Legislature is a vital part of any effort to improve our State government. Until, we, the people, have reason-able access to our representatives while in session, nothing will change. With the present system, the majority of Alaskans go unheard and ignored while our Legislature is in session.

I further believe that a representative is the agent of the constituency. It is the job of a representative to aid and facilitate the constituent in dealing with our State government. As such, the representative should always be accessible to one's constituents.

As an A.I.P. candidate, I believe in Alaska First and will use the position to gain the best advantage for HD27, to protect our State Constitution, to protect our 2nd Amendment rights, to improve the criminal justice system, and to work to get government out of education.

My family has a long history here, as does my wife's family. We know from firsthand knowledge that HD27 has been largely ignored regarding road improvements. I have driven these roads since 1968.

Please visit my Internet web page at http://www.akcache.com/lwood/ldwhd27.htm. Otherwise, if you have any questions or comments regarding concerns about HD27 issues, please feel free to contact me at 907-746-4981.


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