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District Court Judge
Jane F. Kauvar, Fourth Judicial District



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DATE OF BIRTH: July 21, 1948
PLACE OF BIRTH: Denver, Colorado
SPOUSE: John Athens
CHILDREN: Marika, Allison, Noah
RESIDENCE ADDRESS: Fairbanks, Alaska
MAILING ADDRESS:
604 Barnette Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
OCCUPATION: Judge

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
25 years
Fairbanks: 1973-present

EDUCATION:
George Washington High School, 1963-1966. Scripps College, 1966-68; University of Colorado, 1968-1970, B.A. Boalt Hall School of Law, 1970-73, J.D.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Fairbanks Assistant Public Defender, State of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1976-81. Assistant District Attorney, State of Alaska, 1975-76.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Presiding District Court Judge, 1997-present. District Court Judge, 1981-present.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Soccer, bicycling, reading


STATEMENT:

I have served as a District Court Judge in Fairbanks for seventeen years. I have also served as a Superior Court Judge ("pro tem") on a regular basis throughout this time. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the public, and I believe I can offer the community the benefits of my experience in the future. I am committed to continuing to provide prompt and fair hearings for every person who appears in court.

In addition, I am committed to the Fairbanks community. I have lived here for twenty-five years, I was married here, and our three children were born and raised here. Throughout the years, I have been actively involved with the quality of education in the public schools, with numerous youth arts and athletic programs, with various programs at the University, and in general, with the quality of life in the Fairbanks area. I actively participate (usually as a walker) in many of the running events held throughout the year, and I play soccer in the summer with the women's soccer team.

I appreciate the community's past confidence in me as a judge, and I will continue to earn that confidence.


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