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Lieutenant Governor
Fran Ulmer, Democrat



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DATE OF BIRTH: February 1, 1947
PLACE OF BIRTH: Madison, Wisconsin
SPOUSE: Bill Council
CHILDREN: Amy, Louis
RESIDENCE &
MAILING ADDRESS:
1700 Angus Way
Juneau, Alaska 99801
E-MAIL ADDRESS: KU98@alaska.net
OCCUPATION: Lieutenant Governor
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
25 years

EDUCATION:
High School: Horicon, 1961-65. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965-69, B.A. Economics/Political Science. University of Wisconsin Law School, 1969-72, J.D., cum laude.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Lt. Governor of Alaska. Alaska House of Representatives. Mayor, City/Borough of Juneau. Alaska Science and Technology Foundation Board. Oil and Gas Policy Council. Chair: Telecommunications Information Council; Alaska Historical Commission. Federal Elections Commission. U.S. Commissioner, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission. FCC State/Local Government Advisory Committee. Co-Chair, Land Managers Forum. Alaska Human Resources Investment Council.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Legal Counsel, Legislative Affairs Agency. Federal Trade Commission. Director, Policy Development and Planning. Governor Hammond's Legislative Assistant.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
League of Women Voters, BPW, Alaska Native Sisterhood, Rotary, Northern Light Church

OTHER:
Southeast Conference, Alaska Municipal League, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Salvation Army, March of Dimes, Juneau Jazz/Classics, UAS Campus Advisory Board, Sentencing Commission, Governor's Commission on Children and Youth. Former Chair, U.S. Conference of Women Mayors.


STATEMENT:

Use technology to make government more accessible/efficient: We already have accomplished much in this area. It's now possible to retrieve a wealth of information online -- from registering vehicles to checking ferry and train schedules. In the next four years, I'll work with state agencies to fully implement the new digital signature law which will allow for more transactions online. I'll help find new technological solutions to improve government services.

Modernization of the Division of Elections: In the last four years, the public's confidence in the management of the division has been restored. I will continue to work to make the division more efficient. New optical scanning voter tabulation machines, election results and information online are good examples of modernization.

Advocacy on behalf of the state: As one of three U.S. commissioners on the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission, I will continue to bring Alaska fishery concerns to the forefront in international fisheries conservation, high seas enforcement and scientific research.

As a member of the FCC's local/state government advisory committee, I will continue to advocate for equitable telecommunications rates for Alaska.

As co-chair of the Alaska Land Managers Forum, I will continue to work with state, federal and Native land managers and the visitor industry to ensure the public and private sectors partner to promote responsible tourism.

Advocacy for children and families: I look forward to carrying on my work on behalf of Alaska's families and children, promoting volunteerism and finding mentoring opportunities for our youth.


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