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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Personal

Full Name:

Steve M. Thompson

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Kathleen; 5 Children: Max, Todd, Scott, Natalie, Aaron

Birth Date:

10/27/1944

Birth Place:

Cottage Grove, OR

Home City:

Fairbanks, AK

Religion:

Christian

Education

Attended, Southern Oregon College, 1963-1965

Attended, Oregon Technical Institute, 1962-1963

Political Experience

Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 2, 2015-present

Candidate, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 2, 2018

Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 3, 2011-2015

Mayor, City of Fairbanks, 2001-2007

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Committee on Committees

Member, Community And Regional Affairs Committee

Member, Conference Committee on Sb 26

Member, Judiciary Committee

Member, Legislative Council

Member, Rules Committee

Member, Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs

Member, Subcommittee on Corrections

Member, Subcommittee on Governor

Member, Subcommittee on Legislature

Member, Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs

Member, Subcommittee on Public Safety

Former Committees/Caucuses

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

Former Member, Conference Committee on Sb 26, Alaska State House of Representatives

Member, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Budget Review Committee

Former Member, Finance Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Finance Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

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

Former Member, Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, 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, Subcommittee on Education and Early Development, Alaska State House of Representatives

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

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

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

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

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Revenue Alaska State House of Representatives

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

Member, Alaska Workers Compensation Board, 1986-1993

Professional Experience

Chief Executive Officer/President, M & O Auto Parts Incorporated, 1967-1999

Sergeant, United States Army, 1965-1967

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

President, Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association, present

Member, Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, present

Member, Masonic Lodge, present

Member, National Rifle Association (NRA), present

Member, Shriners, present

Board Member, Boy Scouts of America, 2002-2007

President, Alaska State Elks Association, 1993-1994

Treasurer, Fairbanks Youth Hockey Association, 1980-1984

Secretary, Fairbanks Youth Hockey Association, 1980-1984

Additional Information

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Fishing, hunting, golf, rafting

Policy Positions

Alaska State Legislative Election 2010 Political Courage Test

Abortion and Reproductive

1. Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
- Pro-life

2. Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
- No

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

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

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

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

7. Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?
- Yes

8. Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?
- No

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Budget, Spending, and Tax

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)
- Greatly Increase

2. Education (K-12)
- Maintain Status

3. Environment
- Slightly Decrease

4. Health care
- Maintain Status

5. Law enforcement
- Slightly Increase

6. Transportation and highway infrastructure
- Greatly Increase

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
- Maintain Status

4. Gasoline taxes
- Maintain Status

5. Oil production taxes
- Maintain Status

6. Property taxes
- Slightly Decrease

7. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

Budget Stabilization

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

1. Tapping into Alaska's "rainy day" fund
- No

2. Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders
- Yes

3. Increasing tuition rates at public universities
- No

4. Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees
- Yes

5. Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
- No

6. Privatizing certain government services
- Yes

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Campaign Finance and Government Reform

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

1. Individual
- Yes

2. Political Action Committee
- Yes

3. Corporate
- Yes

4. Political Party
- Yes

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. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Crime and 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?
- Yes

3. Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
- 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 a comprehensive ban on cell phone use while driving?
- Yes

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

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Economic

1. Do you support a state constitutional amendment to guarantee and protect the Permanent Fund Dividend?
- No

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

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

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

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

6. Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
- Yes

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

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Education

1. Do you support national education standards?
- No

2. Do you support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams?
- Yes

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

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

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

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

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Environment and Energy

1. Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
- Yes

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 providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops?
- Yes

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

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

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. Do you support requiring background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
- No

3. Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
- Yes

4. Do you support requiring a license 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

3. Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
- Yes

4. Should individuals be required 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 legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Alaska?
- Yes

7. Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
- No

8. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Social

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

2. Should Alaska allow same-sex couples to form civil unions?
- Yes

3. Do you support state funding for stem cell research?
- Yes

4. Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?
- No

5. Should adults who apply for public assistance be subject to random and suspicion-based drug testing?
- Yes

6. Do you support the state's use of affirmative action?
- No

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

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

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Legislative Priorities

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.
- Susitna Dam Hydro-electric ProjectNatural gas pipeline - in stateJobs, Jobs, Jobs.