District R - Republican, Kodiak
Session contact info: State Capitol, Room 103, phone 465-4925/fax 465-3517.
Interim contact info: 112 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK 99615; phone 486-4925/fax 486-5264.
Occupation: Retired professor, University of Alaska.
Personal: Born Aug. 21, 1941, in McMinnville, Ore.; married (Rita); three children; Alaska resident since 1970.
Education: Linfield College, B.A.; University of Oregon, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Military Service: U.S. Army, 1st Lieutenant.
Political/Government: Senate, 2003-present; House of Representatives, 2001-2003; former mayor, Kodiak Island Borough and City of Kodiak, City of Kodiak; former president, Kodiak Island Borough School District; University of Alaska State Committee on Research; chair, Council of State Governments Energy and Environmental Committee; executive board, National Council of State Legislators.
Business/Professional: Past district governor, Rotary International.
Hobbies: Alaska history, art.