Rep. Sharon Cissna

Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009

District 22 - Democrat, Anchorage



Session contact info: Phone 465-3875/fax 465-4588.

Interim contact info: 716 W. 4th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501; phone 269-0190/fax 269-0193.

Occupation: Mental health counselor; publication business owner.

Personal: Born April 5, 1942, in Seattle, Wash.; married (Sid Atwood); one child, Robin Naughton; Alaska resident since 1967.

Education: University of Washington; University of Alaska Anchorage, B.A.; Alaska Pacific University, M.S. Counseling Psychology, graduate courses in fiscal management, economics and performance-based budgeting.

Political/Government: House of Representatives, 1999-present; co-chair, Joint Legislative Health Caucus; commander, Legislative Squadron, Alaska Wing, Civil Air Patrol; member, past-president, Airport Heights Community Council; former chair, Chugach State Park Citizen Advisory Board; co-chair, Alaska Voters for an Open Primary Anchorage Comprehensive Plan Citizens' Task Force; Anchorage School District Outstanding Volunteer Award; past president, Chugach State Park Citizen Advisory Board; chair, Chugach State Park Ad Hoc Committee (1969-71); former legislative aide, Alaska State Legislature (1995, 1974, 1971).

Business/Professional: Owner of publication services businesses; family/individual counseling/consulting; counseling work with troubled youth.

Hobbies: Long-distance bicycling, gardening, drawing.

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