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House District 37
Reggie Joule, Democrat



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DATE OF BIRTH: July 14, 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH: Nome, Alaska
SPOUSE: Linda
CHILDREN: Lovisa (24), Reggie III (17), Angela (15),
Dawn (13), Puyuk (11)
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
680 Caribou Drive
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 673
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
OCCUPATION: Administrator
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
46 years

Kotzebue: 1958-present
Deering: 1955-58
St. Michaels: 1952-55

EDUCATION:
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

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, subsistence activities, reading, public speaking

OTHER:
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Board


STATEMENT:

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.


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