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House District 29
Bonnie Williams, Republican



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DATE OF BIRTH: March 31, 1941
PLACE OF BIRTH: Gentofte, Denmark
SPOUSE: David Williams
CHILDREN: Jason (29)
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
1335 Sunny Slope Road
Goldstream Valley, Alaska
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 82812
Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
E-MAIL ADDRESS: dlwillms@mosquitonet.com
OCCUPATION: Consultant, Freelance Writer
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
23 years

EDUCATION:
Santa Barbara High School, 1958. Colorado College, 1958-1961; University of Copenhagen, 1961.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Local: School District Budget Committee, 1998. Chena Riverfront Commission, 1992-present; Chair, 1997-98. Borough Assembly, 1988-91; Chair Finance, Audit. State: Financial Legislative Aide (DOE and DNR), 1997. Chair, Governor's Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1992-93. Governor's Task Force on Boards and Commissions, 1992. Federal: Northern Advisory Council, BLM, 1990-91.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
University of Alaska 1975-94 (retired): Director, Advance College Tuition; Director, HRIS Project; Manager, HRIS Project; Manager; Supervisor; Assistant Supervisor, Statewide Payroll; Payroll Clerk.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Optimist Club of Fairbanks (life member): Director, 1998-2000; President, 1992-93.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
NRA (life member), AOC, Alaska 2nd Amendment Coalition, Arctic Amateur Radio Club, scuba diving, fly fishing, sailing

OTHER:
Board of Directors, Arctic Winter Games, 1997-2000


STATEMENT:

Our State faces many problems - small ones, big ones, and a few dragons.

There are lots of proposed solutions. But almost any solution for any problem has a price tag. It costs money - small money, big money, and sometimes, dragon money.

So the most important skill a legislator can have is being able to find the money, because without the money, the best of solutions can only gather dust on the shelf.

Schools, public safety, the university, our roads, public health - real needs exist with real problems and all too real price tags.

I have a long record of success in crafting, reworking, and fine-tuning budgets to squeeze the maximum good out. My experience encompasses borough, school district and state budget processes, as well as a couple of decades being chewed up in the maw of the UA budget process.

Like many candidates, I care about certain issues, and want to help resolve them. Unlike most, I realize that my proposals will die a fast death without funding. I know I am well prepared to find that funding. And, because that's how it works, I'm prepared to help other legislators find funding for their solutions to their problems.

The Legislature is a deliberate body where cooperation and compromise are as important for success as majority-minority status.

I'll work hard for the basic services guided by constitutional law, sensible fiscal policy, individual rights, and fairness to all. I ask for your support.


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