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|DATE OF BIRTH:||January 3, 1947|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||San Francisco, California|
|CHILDREN:||Sydney, Zach, Jesse|
3200 Riverview Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
PO Box 73065
Fairbanks, AK 99707-3065
|OCCUPATION:||Regional Public Affairs Manager|
|LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 28 years
Los Gatos High School, 1961-64, Diploma. San Francisco State University, 1964-68; University of Alaska, misc. dates.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Special Assistant to Governor Jay Hammond (Fairbanks), 1977
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Newspaper and Broadcast Media Sales and Production, Accountant, Real Estate Appraiser and Sales Associate, Retail Store Owner/Manager, Telecommunications Sales Manager, Public Affairs Manager
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Fairbanks Youth Sports; Board Member. Fairbanks Figure Skating Club: past President, past Treasurer. Air Force Association; past Treasurer. Fairbanks Board of Realtors: past President, past Realtor of the Year. Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce; past Executive Board Member. Rotary Club of Fairbanks; past Board Member. Mapco Alaska Petroleum Community Advisory Board. Holland America/Westours, Inc., Community Advisory Board. Council Member, Tanana Valley Community College. Trustee, Mt. McKinley Mutual Savings Bank.
Children's activities, ice sculpting, glass fusing, reading biographies, skiing
To live in a state where the quality of life is unparalleled and
in an era of unprecedented opportunities provided by new technologies
is to live a life others can only dream about, but one which we enjoy.
As our state matures, our leaders must have vision, intelligence
and a depth of background from which to frame thoughtful, balanced
decisions leading us forward. These are exciting times and we all
share this bountiful future.
To continue to lead our state in this direction we need: 1) An educational system which prepares us for the opportunities ahead, 2) Emphasis on expanding the economic base for providing more job opportunities which will allow our youth to remain in Alaska with viable, decent paying jobs, 3) Continued vigilance towards balancing our budget, focusing on expenditures appropriate to core government responsibilities, 4) The philosophy that government doesn't have all the answers, looking to the private sector, when appropriate, to provide services, 5) Respecting the rights of and opinions of others.
I believe in a citizen legislature, not one comprised of individuals whose experiences are limited to politics. We need legislators representative of the population of Alaska, people who have worked, raised families and bring a rich background of community service and business experience to our state capitol. These experiences provide the framework from which to make thoughtful, balanced and reasonable decisions. I look forward to representing the Interior with the perspective of one who has these experiences.