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|DATE OF BIRTH:||September 30, 1963|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Anvik, Alaska|
Rustic Wilderness Subdivision
Mile 80 Parks Highway
HC89 Box 251
Willow, Alaska 99688
|OCCUPATION:||Business Owner, Wife and Mother|
|LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 35 years
Anvik High School, 1977-1981
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Alaska House of Representatives, 1994-98. Commissioner: Alaska Native Commission and Alaska Historical Society. Member, Alaska State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Spokesperson: Alyeska Pipeline, Charter North, Payless Drug Stores. Assistant Manager, Stuckagain Heights Lodge. Bookkeeper, Chena Hot Springs Resort. Operator, Masek Racing Kennels. Owner/Operator, Rustic Wilderness Lodge.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Alaska Boating Association, National Rifle Association, Willow United Methodist Church, Alaska Outdoor Council. Volunteer, Willow Elementary School.
Family, dog mushing, hiking, fishing, outdoor activities, helping people solve problems
Only representative from the U.S. at the 1992 Winter Olympics Exhibition Sled dog race, France. Public speaker in schools across Alaska. Child abuse prevention program/goal setting and achievement program. Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation. Four-time Iditarod finisher, 1990-93.
I support the Alaska Constitution's provision that all
persons are equal under the law. As an Alaskan Native born in Bush
Alaska I know the subsistence fight is not about subsistence
at all. Rather, it is about politics and control. I will
never support legislation that pushes discrimination. Our
Constitution is right, and the Governor and the Federal
bureaucrats are wrong!
Our salmon stocks in the Mat-Su and the Northern District have been greatly reduced in recent years. Most often it is the sportfishermen that have to bear the brunt of restrictions to conserve those stocks. I will work to change that. Personal and family consumption by Alaskans should come first.
The Mat-Su Borough is the fastest growing area of Alaska. We need our fair share of state dollars to keep up with road construction and maintenance. I will continue to work for that.
Like most Alaskan parents, my number one priority is education. The legislature approved spending millions of additional dollars for public education in the last session. We must assure that money is used to its best advantage. I believe there is room for improvements. For example, in some areas, administration is funded lavishly, but teachers and supplies are under-funded. We need strict standards by which we measure a school district's performance in preparing our children for an increasingly competitive world. I want the best education possible for our children and I am unwilling to settle for less.