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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Personal

Full Name:

Mark A. Neuman

Gender:

Male

Family:

Spouse: Adel; 2 Children: Matthew, Amanda

Birth Date:

08/12/1959

Birth Place:

Rice Lake, WI

Home City:

Big Lake, AK

Religion:

Catholic

Education

Certificate, Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Matanuska-Susitna College, 1989

Political Experience

Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 8, 2015-present

Candidate, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 8, 2018

Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 10, 2005-2015

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Budget and Audit

Member, Special Committee on Fisheries

Former Committees/Caucuses

Member, Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission, Alaska's Bi-Centennial Celebration Committee, present

Member, Dairy Industry Ad Hoc Committee, present

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

Former Member, Committee on Committees, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Finance Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Fisheries, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Chair, HB72 and HB73 Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Legislative Budget and Audit, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Legislative Council Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

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

Former Member, Special Committee on Arctic Policy, Economic Development, & Tourism, Alaska State House of Representatives

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

Former Member, Subcommittee on Fish and Game, Alaska State House of Representative

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Governor, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Health and Social Services, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Legislature, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Facilities Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation Committee, Alaska State House Of Representatives

Chair, Finance Subcommittee on Department of Administration, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2011-2012

Chair, Finance Subcommittee on Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2011-2012

Member, Finance Subcommittee on University of Alaska, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2005-2006, 2011-2012

Member, Legislative Budget & Audit Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2008-2012

Member, Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force, 2007-2010

Member, Economic Development, Trade & Tourism Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2005-2010

Member, Finance Subcommittee on Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2007-2010

Member, Finance Subcommittee on Corrections, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2007-2010

Member, Finance Subcommittee on Fish & Game, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2009-2010

Member, Finance Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Alaska State House of Representative, 2007-2010

Vice-Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2007-2010

Co-Chair, Resources Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2009-2010

Member, Rules Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2009-2010

Member, Administrative Regulation Review, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2007-2008

Member, Community & Regional Affairs Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2005-2008

Chair, Economic Development, Trade & Tourism Committee, Alaska State House, 2005-2008

Member, Finance Subcommittee on Education & Early Development, Alaska State House, 2007-2008

Member, Oil & Gas Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2007-2008

Chair, Education Committee, Alaska State House, 2005-2006

Member, Finance Subcommittee on Law, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2005-2006

Member, Finance Subcommittee on Public Safety, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2005-2006

Member, School District Costs Task Force, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2005-2006

Delegate, Conference of Alaskans, 2004

Professional Experience

Assistant Manager, Cherry Lane Farms, present

Owner/Operator, Green Bay Vans Incorporated, present

Owner/Operator, Heirloom Wood Crafters, 1995-2006

Oiler-Mechanic, Fishers Fuel, 1983-1988

Maintenance Superintendent, Settlers Bay Development, 1984

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

Leader, 4-H Eagles, 2004-present

Member, Alaska Outdoor Council, present

Member, Antique Power Club of Alaska, present

Member, Big Lake Chamber of Commerce, present

Member, Big Lake Lions Club, present

Member, Matanuska Valley Sportsman Association, present

Member, National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, National Executive Committee, present

Member, National Conference of State Legislatures, Agriculture, Environment & Energy Committee Member, present

Member, National Conference of State Legislatures, Western Conference Committee Member, present

Life Member, National Rifle Association, present

Member, Susitna Rotary (Houston), present

Member, Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, present

Member, Willow Chamber of Commerce, present

Additional Information

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, working on vintage machines, snowmobiles, and NASCAR

Policy Positions

Alaska State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test

Abortion & Reproductive

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

2. Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
- No Answer

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

4. Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
- No Answer

5. Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
- No Answer

6. Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
- No Answer

7. Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
- No Answer

8. Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
- No Answer

9. Do you support stricter requirements for establishing the medical necessity of abortions in order to receive state funding?
- No Answer

10. Other or expanded principles
- I am PRO LIFE

Budget, Spending, & Tax

State Spending:

Using the key, 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)
- Maintain Status

3. Environment
- Maintain Status

4. Health care
- Maintain Status

5. Law enforcement/corrections
- Maintain Status

6. Transportation/infrastructure
- Slightly Increase

7. Welfare
- Slightly Decrease

8. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

State Taxes:

Using the key,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
- Eliminate

2. Cigarette taxes
- Eliminate

3. Corporate taxes
- Eliminate

4. Gas/Oil taxes
- Greatly Decrease

5. Property taxes
- Greatly Decrease

6. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

Campaign Finance & Government Reform

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

1. Individual
- No

2. Political Action Committee
- No

3. Corporate
- No

4. Political Party
- No

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

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

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

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

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Crime & Public Safety

1. Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
- Yes

2. Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
- No

3. Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
- No

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

5. Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
- Yes

6. Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
- Yes

7. Should individuals be able to use deadly force if they feel threatened in any place they have a right to be?
- Yes

8. Other or expanded principles
- HB 80 was my Stand your ground bill.

Economic

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

2. Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
- Yes

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

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

5. Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
- No

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

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Education

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

2. Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
- No

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

4. Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
- Yes

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

6. Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
- No Answer

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

8. Other or expanded principles
- f) only loans

Environment & Energy

1. Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
- No

2. Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
- Yes

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

4. Do you support state funding for the development and construction of a natural gas pipeline?
- Yes

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

6. Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
- No

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Gun

1. Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
- 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 expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
- No Answer

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

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

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

6. Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
- Yes

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Social

1. Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
- Yes

2. Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
- No

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

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

5. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Legislative Priorities

In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, 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