Sen. Albert Kookesh

Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009

District C - Democrat, Angoon



Session contact info: Phone 465-3473/fax 465-2827.

Interim contact info: Same.

Occupation: Fisherman; businessman.

Personal: Born Nov. 24, 1948, in Juneau; Tlingit name Ka'shaan, Eagle-Bear clan; married (Sally Woods); five children; eight grandchildren; lifelong Alaska resident.

Education: Alaska Methodist University, B.A.; University of Washington, Juris Doctorate.

Political: Senate, 2005-present; House of Representatives, 1997-2004; co-chair, Alaska Federation of Natives; chairman, Sealaska Corporation; member, Alaska School Activities Association; former special assistant on rural affairs, Office of the Governor; former precinct chairman, central committeeman, Alaska Democratic Party; former city council member, city of Angoon; former member, Strategic Planning Committee, Alaska School Activities Association.

Professional: Trustee, First Alaskans Foundation; former president, vice-president, business manager, Kootznoowoo, Inc.; former director, Smithsonian Institute's American Indian Museum.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, basketball, promoting youth sports.

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