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|DATE OF BIRTH:||July 14, 1952|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Nome, Alaska|
|CHILDREN:||Lovisa (24), Reggie III (17), Angela (15),
Dawn (13), Puyuk (11)
680 Caribou Drive
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
PO Box 673
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
|LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 46 years
St. Michaels: 1952-55
Copper Valley High School, 1967-70. College/University: UAF, 1970-72.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Member, 1997-98: House Resources, Community and Regional Affairs Standing Committees; House Special Committees on Military and Veterans Affairs, International Trade and Tourism. Chairman, House Bush Caucus, 1997-98. Alaska Human Resource Investment Council. Former Chairman, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. Former Vice-Chair, Interim Commission on Children and Youth.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Robert "Aqqualak" Newlin Board of Trustees. Former Board Member, NANA. Former Board Member: NW Arctic Borough School District Board; Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB), 1992.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Kotzebue Local Advisory Fish and Game Committee
Family, subsistence activities, reading, public speaking
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Board
It has been a pleasure and honor to serve the residents of
District 37 in the House of Representatives the last two years.
Together we have worked on important issues such as subsistence,
education foundation formula funding, and necessary infrastructure
needs such as water and sewer and school construction. But there
is much more to be done. As state revenues diminish it is vital
that we work even closer together. Rural Alaskans and rural
legislators must strategize to protect basic services and programs
in rural communities.
In my first term, I served on the House Resources Committee, which worked on issues relating to natural resources in the state including subsistence, hunting and fishing; the boards of Fish and Game; access issues; oil & gas issues; and coastal zone management. In addition I served on the House Community & Regional Affairs Committee which dealt with local government issues in rural Alaska including self-governance.
I will use the experience I have gained these past two years to continue to work for the subsistence rights of our people as well as seeking equitable and adequate funding for education, extending Power Cost Equalization and developing other programs so important to the residents of District 37.
I will continue to work hard, listen, and forge understanding and common ground with other legislators for the benefit of District 37. I would be honored to have the opportunity to serve you once again. Thank you.