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Senate District N
Glenn F. Massay, Democrat



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DATE OF BIRTH: May 17, 1931
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Brighton, Pennsylvania
SPOUSE: Donna
CHILDREN: Garth, Holly, Robin, Crispin
RESIDENCE ADDRESS:
12100 Woodstock Drive
Palmer, Alaska 99645
MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 3096
Palmer, Alaska 99645
E-MAIL ADDRESS: massay@matnet.com
OCCUPATION: Mat-Su College Director (retired), Small Business Operator
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
24 years
Palmer: 1980-present
Fairbanks: 1974-80

EDUCATION:
High School: Monongahela, PA, 1949. California (PA) State Teachers College, 1959, B.S. West Virginia University: 1962, M.A.; 1970, Ph.D. History.

MILITARY SERVICE:
U.S. Army (stationed in Austria and Germany), 1954-56

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Director, Mat-Su College. Dean of Instruction, Mat-Su Community College. President, Tanana Valley Community College. President, Southern West Virginia Community College. College History Professor. Jr. High English Teacher.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
United Way: Board Member, Campaign Co-Chair (with wife Donna). American Cancer Society, Valley Performing Arts, United Protestant Church Choir, Mat-Su Community Mental Health Board.

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Community service, community choruses, photography, skiing

OTHER:
Director Emeritus, Matanuska-Susitna College. Outstanding Administrative Services Award, UAA. Illustrious California Award, California State College (PA).


STATEMENT:

I have filed for State Senate because "There is a Better Way" to represent the residents of the Mat-Su Valley. As Alaskans, we deserve a government committed to solving problems and helping us reach our potential, not one that plays politics with our future. We have had too much confrontation and too little cooperation in solving major Alaskan issues. Alaskans should be allowed to vote on the subsistence issue, the future of the Permanent Fund, and any other major issue on which the people want to vote. In Mat-Su, we desperately need a fair state education funding formula that keeps pace with our rapidly growing student population.

As a fiscal conservative, I served as the head of the two most cost-efficient campuses in the University of Alaska system. As a veteran, I support the freedoms of our Bill of Rights. As a college director, I maintained an "open door" policy in my office and learned how to listen to other people's needs and assist in solving problems. As a volunteer with various civic and charity groups, I attained a solid understanding of the issues facing our communities. As the son of a minister, I learned service to my community at an early age. As your senator, I promise to provide you with competent, honest representation in the State Senate.

I welcome your calls with questions, comments, or concerns. My home phone is (907) 745-4346.

Vote Glenn Massay -- "There's a Better Way"


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