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House District 31
Jim Whitaker, Republican



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DATE OF BIRTH: September 30, 1950
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bremerton, Washington
SPOUSE: Patricia (Jinx) Whitaker
CHILDREN: Victoria(28), Christine(25), Jennifer(18), Wendy (16)
RESIDENCE &
MAILING ADDRESS:
302 C Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
E-MAIL ADDRESS: horizon@mosquitonet.com
OCCUPATION: Small Business Owner
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
14 years

Fairbanks: 1987-present, 1974, 1965
Girdwood: 1964
Palmer: 1959

EDUCATION:
High School: Indiana, Pennsylvania,1968, Diploma. University of Oregon, 1973, Bachelor of Science Journalism.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Fairbanks City Council, 1995-1998

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Small Business Owner since 1976

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Founding Member, Volunteers in Policing. Board Member, Festival Fairbanks. Former Board Member, Yukon Quest.


STATEMENT:

The future of Alaska must be considered and planned for today. Our future can be prosperous and optimistic if we:

These are goals which must be vigorously and relentlessly pursued by the legislature.

Additionally, a bond of trust and respect must be re-established between our government and the people of Alaska. For too long the institution of State Government has been criticized and ridiculed as being cumbersome and self-serving. We Alaskans must demand that our government, and our legislators, be responsive to our needs.

We must also demand accountability and straight talk from our elected representatives. If we make these demands, trust and respect will follow; and so too will a bright and prosperous future for Alaska.


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