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Personal Details

Education

  • Attended, Psychology/Business Administration, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Certificate, Accounting/Travel, Alaska Business College

Professional Experience

  • Attended, Psychology/Business Administration, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Certificate, Accounting/Travel, Alaska Business College
  • Senior Staff Member, House and Senate Finance Committee, Alaska State Legislature, present
  • Staff, Mayor of Wasilla, present
  • Legislative Aide, Representative Mark Neuman, present
  • Finance Committee Aide, Alaska State Legislature, 2010-2014

Political Experience

  • Attended, Psychology/Business Administration, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Certificate, Accounting/Travel, Alaska Business College
  • Senior Staff Member, House and Senate Finance Committee, Alaska State Legislature, present
  • Staff, Mayor of Wasilla, present
  • Legislative Aide, Representative Mark Neuman, present
  • Finance Committee Aide, Alaska State Legislature, 2010-2014
  • Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 12, 2015-present
  • Candidate, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 12, 2018

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Chair, Community And Regional Affairs Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Economic Development, Tourism and Arctic Policy Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Energy Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Labor and Commerce Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Majority Caucus Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Administration, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Law, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Alaska State House of Representatives

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Finance Committee

Member, Subcommittee on Governor

Member, Subcommittee on Health and Social Services

Member, Subcommittee on Legislature

Member, Subcommittee on Revenue

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Attended, Psychology/Business Administration, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Certificate, Accounting/Travel, Alaska Business College
  • Senior Staff Member, House and Senate Finance Committee, Alaska State Legislature, present
  • Staff, Mayor of Wasilla, present
  • Legislative Aide, Representative Mark Neuman, present
  • Finance Committee Aide, Alaska State Legislature, 2010-2014
  • Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 12, 2015-present
  • Candidate, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 12, 2018
  • Member, American Red Cross, present
  • Member, Big Lake Lions Club, present
  • Member, Matsu Youth Football Association, present
  • Member, Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, present
  • Member, Wasilla High School Football Boosters
  • Member, Wasilla High School Wrestling League
  • Chair, Alaska Motor Mushers Club, 2004-2012
  • President, Alaska Motor Mushers Club, 2004-2012

Other Info

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Policy Positions

Alaska State Legislative Election 2016 Political Courage Test

Education

1. Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
- Yes

2. Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
- No Answer

3. Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
- No Answer

4. Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
- Yes

5. Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Alaska high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
- No Answer

6. Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
- No

7. Do you support state funding for charter schools?
- Yes

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Legislative Priorities

In the following area, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
- No Answer

Gun

1. Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
- No

2. Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
- No

3. Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
- Yes

4. Should a license be required for gun possession?
- No

5. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Health

1. Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
- No

2. Do you support Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
- No

3. Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
- No

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

5. Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
- Yes

6. Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
- No Answer

7. Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
- Yes

Social

1. Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Alaska's anti-discrimination laws?
- No

2. Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Alaska's anti-discrimination laws?
- No

3. Do you support same-sex marriage?
- No

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Environment & Energy

1. Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
- No Answer

2. Do you support increased regulations of the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") industry?
- No Answer

3. Do you support state funding for improvements to Alaska's energy infrastructure?
- Yes

4. Do you support oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
- Yes

5. Do you support state funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
- No Answer

6. Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
- No Answer

7. Do you support government regulations of greenhouse gas emissions?
- No Answer

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Abortion & Reproductive

1. Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
- Yes

2. Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
- Yes

3. Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
- Yes

4. Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
- Yes

5. Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
- Pro-life

6. Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
- No Answer

7. Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
- Yes

8. Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
- Yes

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Campaign Finance & Government Reform

1. Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
- Yes

2. Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
- Yes

3. Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
- Yes

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Crime & Public Safety

1. Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
- No Answer

2. Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
- Yes

3. Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
- Yes

4. Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
- No Answer

5. Do you support delaying the seizure of assets by law enforcement officials until after a conviction?
- Yes

6. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Economic

1. Do you support government spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
- No

2. Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

3. Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
- Yes

4. Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
- No

5. Do you support requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits?
- No Answer

6. Do you support an increase of the minimum wage?
- No

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

8. Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
- No Answer

9. Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
- Yes

10. Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
- No Answer

11. Should employers be able to ask about applicants' criminal history before interviewing them?
- Yes

Campaign Finance & Government Reform

1. Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
- No

Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?

1. Individual
- No

2. Political Action Committee
- Yes

3. Corporate
- Yes

4. Political Party
- Yes

Budget, Spending, & Tax

Budget Stabilization:

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Alaska's budget.

1. Tapping into Alaska's "rainy day" fund
- Yes

2. Decreasing funding for public universities
- Yes

3. Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
- Yes

4. Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
- Yes

5. Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
- Yes

6. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

State Spending:

Indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.

1. Education (higher)
- Slightly Decrease

2. Education (K-12)
- Slightly Decrease

3. Environment
- Slightly Decrease

4. Health care
- Slightly Decrease

5. Law enforcement/corrections
- Maintain Status

6. Transportation/infrastructure
- Maintain Status

7. Welfare
- Slightly Decrease

8. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

State Taxes:

Indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.

1. Alcohol taxes
- Maintain Status

2. Cigarette taxes
- Maintain Status

3. Corporate taxes
- No Answer

4. Small business taxes
- No Answer

5. Gas/Oil taxes
- No Answer

6. Property taxes
- Maintain Status

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Articles

Issue Position: Legislative Process and Transparency

Jan. 1, 2014

How the Legislature conducts its business is almost as important as what business its conducting. In 2006 voters approved a ballot measure to reduce the legislative session from 120 to 90 days. At that time, the merit behind this change was more obvious. Fast forwarding to 2014, things look very different. The Legislature begins taking up legislation almost immediately, and many legislators choose to spend more time, during Session, in Juneau in order to get more work done. Even with these encouraging changes, the Legislature is left to contend with some major pieces of complex legislation that can change in significant ways, on a daily basis. While legislative committees go to great lengths to provide time for public testimony, the Legislature's daily schedule is generally out of sync with the everyday lives of the constituents it seeks to serve. It is ironic that the ballot measure approved in 2006 designed to make the legislature more responsive to Alaskans and do its business more efficiently has resulted in the public having less opportunity to weigh in on important legislation that will shape our future. I believe we should continue a 90 day legislative session. However, I think the Legislature needs to adopt internal procedural reforms to provide the public with greater opportunity to testify and the Legislature more time to thoughtfully deliberate on the increasingly complex issues with which it is must wrestle. I support maintaining the 90 day legislative session. I will work with House and Senate leadership to make changes to the Uniform Rules to allow for greater committee work during interim periods. More work that can be done during the interim provides more time for public testimony and careful analysis by the House and Senate and their respective committees during the regular session. I intend to set aside entire days of committee hearings designated solely for public testimony for any committees I char, and I will encourage other committee chairs to do the same. My staff and I will be available to our constituents 7 days a week because legislators should have no greater priority than representing the people they were elected by.

Issue Position: Fish, Game and Public Land Access

Jan. 1, 2014

I support the mission and work of the Citizen's Advisory Commission on Federal Areas (CACFA) and will look for ways to increase their role in helping Alaska manage its land and work with the federal government in developing policies that impact Alaskan's access to those lands. We must protect access to Alaska's fisheries resources for ALL stakeholder groups (Recreational, Commercial and Subsistence). The Department of Fish and Game in concert with the University of Alaska are currently studying the disturbing trend of the dramatic reduction in the abundance of our King salmon stocks. I will support Chinook abundance research efforts so Alaskans will continue to have dependable access to this valuable and iconic resource. Similar to the issues that necessitated the creation of CACFA is the relationship between the state and federal government for the management of our fisheries resources. While many fish species are largely or entirely managed by the state, halibut is managed by the federal government under the National Marine Fisheries Service. The recent reduction in bag limits for Alaska recreational fisherman illustrate the need for greater state involvement in, if not direct control of, halibut management. I will work with stakeholder groups and our congressional delegation to advance state control of halibut management.

Issue Position: Education

Jan. 1, 2014

Quality education is a foundation for a growing economy and a civil society. Well educated kids turn into responsible and productive adults that contribute to a strong economy and reduced crime. In addition, education is one of the core functions/obligations of our state government. The framers of our state Constitution understood this so much so that they included specific sections under Article 7 providing for both a public school system and for the University of Alaska (article 7, Secs 7.1 & 7.2). While much has changed in the nearly 60 years since our Constitution was ratified, our obligation to come remains intact and more relevant than ever. What has changed in that time is how best to meet our constitutional obligation. As education budgets have soared and more federal unfunded mandates have been placed on the states, and thus local school districts, we must consider new strategies to ensure that more of our limited public dollars go toward classroom instruction. Both in Alaska and around the country, there is a growing trend toward alternative approaches from the traditional public school model. Homeschool, charter schools and school choice continue to increase in the matrix of options for K12 education and in the dialogue about how decision makers wrestle with the complicated issue of public education. We need to carefully consider every option available to provide our kids the best education possible.

Events

2019

Mar. 23
MatSu House Finance Field Hearing

Sat 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM AKDT

Mat-Su Legislative Offices Wasilla, AK

Mar. 14
Teleconference w/DEC Commissioner-designee Jason Brune

Thur 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM AKDT

Rep. Cathy Tilton - Teleconference (see details below)

Feb. 23
Chugiak/Eagle River Legislative Town Hall

Sat 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM AKST

Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center Chugiak, AK