District H - Republican, Wasilla
Session contact info: Phone 465-3878/fax 465-3265.
Interim contact info: 600 E. Railroad Ave., Wasilla, AK 99654; phone 376-4866/fax 376-4724.
Occupation: Legislator; retired army colonel.
Personal: Born Jan. 27, 1947, in High Springs, Fla.; married (Becky); three children; Alaska resident since 1988.
Education: Florida State University, B.S. Criminal Justice; Webster University, M.A. Personnel Management; Military Officer Training, Airborne Ranger, Rotary Wing Flight Aviator, Fixed Wing Flight Aviator, Infantry Officer Advanced Course Command and general Staff College, Air War College, Center for Creative Leadership.
Military service: U.S. Army, 25 years.
Political: Senate, 2004-present; state director, Division of Veterans' Affairs.
Professional: President, Areawide Council of Veterans' Organizations; former coordinator, Wasilla Youth Foreign Exchange Program, Rotary International; past member, Salvation Army Board of Directors, Challenger Learning Center Board of Directors, Mat-Su Council of PTA's, Big Lake Elementary PTA, Mat-Su School Board from 1997-1999.
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, flying, coaching youth sports, family.