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|DATE OF BIRTH:||July 19, 1954|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Anchorage, Alaska|
|CHILDREN:||Leslie (18), Angela (15), Dario Jr. (12)|
835 Ptarmigan Street
Bethel, Alaska 99559
PO Box 2175
Bethel, Alaska 99559
|LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 44 years
Bethel: 1982-present, 1971-74, 1965-68
Anchorage: 1977-81, 1954-64
Copper Center: 1974-77
East Bethel High, 1971-73, Diploma. College/University: UAF KUC, 1991-95, Political Science.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Intern, Rep. Ivan. Intern, Sen. Duncan. Bethel City Council. Bethel Planning Commission. Postal Hovercraft Com.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Bethel Search and Rescue, Bethel Council on the Arts Board, Native Students Organization (Co-Chair), KUC Student President, ASUAF Senate, Sigma Phi Ep, PTA
Subsistence activities, spending time with my children, political debate
Calista, Kuskokwim Corp., Kuskokwim Native Assoc.
Western Alaska needs a strong voice that will always stand
up to defend Subsistence, Rural Education, Self Determination
and Commercial fishing for wild stocks of Alaska Salmon at
terminal rivers and bays.
Alaska should manage Fish and Game, but only with strong laws that mandate a subsistence preference. Genetic studies need funding to determine origin of by-catch caught in intercept fisheries.
Villages need to be able to receive municipal aid no matter what form of government they choose to live under. Villages also need be able to handle ICWA, Criminal and Civil cases.
Our children's future depends on a quality education that keeps them grounded in our culture, includes a core curriculum that leaves students with a solid grasp of basics wrapped in the latest technology. The needs of village students extend from Headstart through University or Voc-tech training with options of Distance Delivery, Rural campuses or main campus classes.
Reasonable economic development needs to be encouraged. Development that respects our subsistence resources does not encourage population influxes. Economic development is dependent on either development of lower cost energy or continuation of Power Cost Equalization. Water, Sewer, Airports, Ports and Telecommunications are the types of infrastructure needed for sustained development.
I look forward to representing House District 39 into the next millennium.