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House District 28
Beverly L. Masek, Republican



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DATE OF BIRTH: September 30, 1963
PLACE OF BIRTH: Anvik, Alaska
SPOUSE: Jan
CHILDREN: Michael
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:

Rustic Wilderness Subdivision
Mile 80 Parks Highway
Willow, Alaska
MAILING ADDRESS:
HC89 Box 251
Willow, Alaska 99688
E-MAIL ADDRESS: masek@corecom.net
OCCUPATION: Business Owner, Wife and Mother
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
35 years


Willow: 1986-present
Fairbanks: 1984-86
Anchorage: 1981-84
Anvik: 1963-81

EDUCATION:
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.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, dog mushing, hiking, fishing, outdoor activities, helping people solve problems

OTHER:
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.


STATEMENT:

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.


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