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(photograph ©1998 Brian Allen)
|DATE OF BIRTH:||December 28, 1951|
|PLACE OF BIRTH:||Washington, D.C.|
|CHILDREN:||Anna (15), Molly (11)|
|280 East Birch Hill Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99712
Stay-at-home Mom, Author, Historian,
Museum Exhibit Planner, Curator
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA: 28 years
Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD, 1969, Diploma. University of Oregon, 1974-77, B.A. Art History. UAF, 1990-93, Master of Arts Northern Studies.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board, 1992-present. Historic Sites Advisory Commission, 1982-92.
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Exhibit Guest Curator, UA Museum: "Threads of Gold: Women in the Gold Rush," June-November 1997; "Alaska or Bust: The Promise of the Road North," Summer 1992.
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Alaska Historical Society, Museums Alaska, Humanities Forum Speakers Bureau. Tanana Historical Society: Board Member; President, 1986-90. Play and Learn, Inc.; Board Member, 1990-92.
Alaska history, mining history, researching Alaska historical sites, fishing, gardening, skiing, camping
Web site: http://www.janehaigh.com
Stability for Fairbanks Families
"I've worked hard on the school board for six years. I've listened to the experts, studied the issues, and explained them to make sure parents and families are informed and their concerns are heard. I've made vocational education, alternative programs and low class sizes a top priority. Now I'm ready to take the same effective approach to solving your problems in Juneau."
We are all blessed to live in such a magnificent state, with abundant resources and beautiful vistas. In a state with a 25 billion dollar savings account, the divisive and mean-spirited fights over budget allocations are ridiculous. We can well afford to meet our citizens' needs for education, safety, and health. Budget discussions need to take place in an environment of open and respectful debate.
I will work to restore stability to our community, to our schools, and to our economic future.
Alaska is a young, growing, vibrant state, and we must invest in the future for our children. A flat funded budget will not: