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House District 33
Gene P. Therriault, Republican


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DATE OF BIRTH: January 31, 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH: Fairbanks, Alaska
SPOUSE: Jo
CHILDREN: Justin (6), Jordyn (2)
RESIDENCE &
MAILING ADDRESS:
3373 Spruce Branch Drive
North Pole, Alaska 99705
OCCUPATION: Business Partner, Legislator

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
38 years
Fairbanks/North Pole: 1960-present

EDUCATION:
North Pole High School, 1978, Diploma. University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1978-83, A.A. Computer Information Systems; B.A. Business Administration.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Alaska House of Representatives, 1993-present. Senator, Associated Students, University of Alaska, 1982.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Board of Directors, North Pole Paper Printing and Office Products, 1987-91. Partner, Hector's Welding. Partner, T.H.E. Company.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family activities

OTHER:
Member, St. Nicholas Parish


STATEMENT:

Alaska has reached an important point in its development and the decisions made by the next legislature will be critical to our long-term well being. The challenges of the remainder of this century will require leadership, honesty and a willingness to do what is right, not what is politically expedient.

PRIORITIES

Control State Spending

Quality of Life
Economic Diversification
Legislative Reform
Alaska's future lies with its people and our ability to sensibly develop our non-petroleum resources. To assist in this endeavor, our leaders must ensure a business climate that will attract investment to diversify our economy.

As part owner of Hector's Welding, I understand the burden government regulations place on business and the heavy manner in which they are often enforced. I believe every piece of legislation should be scrutinized to determine its economic impact.

Although the last legislature made significant strides toward encouraging business development and moving to a sustainable level of government spending, we must continue to use the current budget pressure to reevaluate what services are affordable in the future.


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