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|DATE OF BIRTH:||August 30, 1950|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Seattle, Washington|
N.H.N. Wild Mountain Drive
Eagle River, Alaska
PO Box 142
Eagle River, Alaska 99577
|LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 44 years
Eagle River: 1962-present
Anchorage (Nunaka Valley): 1956-62
Chugiak High School, 1965-69, Diploma. Alaska Methodist University, 1969-73, B.A. Political Science/History.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
State Senate, 1993-98. State House of Representatives, 1977-93. Currently Chairman, Legislative Budget and Audit Committee; Member, Senate Finance Committee.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Self-Employed/Marketing, Research, 1988-present. President and Managing Partner, Northern Family Home Video, 1985-87. Marketing Research, Gamel Homes, 1982-84. Contract Administrative Assistant, 1978-81.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Elks. Board of Directors, Eagle River Fine Arts Academy.
My cabin, hockey, classic cars and coin collecting
Named Outstanding Freshman Legislator, Tenth Legislature, 1977-78. Outstanding Representative, Standing Together Against Rape, 1987.
My continued pledge to you is to represent the best
interests of my constituents and to maintain personal
contact through public hearings, newsletters, questionnaires,
correspondence and telephone calls.
Local improvement will again be a high priority. I will continue to work closely with other members of our legislative delegation in securing funds for schools and roads.
Prime Sponsor of the re-write of the School Foundation Formula funding legislation. As result of passage of this legislation, our children in the Anchorage School District will benefit in a lower pupil to teacher ratio in the classroom.
I will continue to fight for fiscal responsibility, which means a level of state spending that does not exceed revenues.
I will continue to protect the integrity of the Permanent Fund.
Encourage responsible economic development. Open ANWR with environmental safeguards. Continue to broaden Alaska's economic base by fostering a business climate for fishing, tourism, mining and timber industries.
I have been instrumental in implementing Alaska/Canada legislative cooperation between Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories and British Columbia to work on mutual interests such as 1996 Arctic Winter Games held in Eagle River, ANWR, tourism, wildlife management and fisheries.
Thank you for your vote of confidence.