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House Speaker Mike Chenault  (R-29, Kenai)

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 208
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-3779
Fax: 907-465-2833

Interim Info:

145 Main St. Loop, Suite 223
Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 907-283-7223
Fax: 907-283-7184
Toll Free: 800-469-3779

Elected to the House:

2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

Leadership Positions:

House Speaker: 2009 - present
Finance Co-Chair: 2007 - 2008

Office Staff

Tyra Smith-MacKinnon
Legislative Assistant
907-465-3779
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Sharon Kelly
Legislative Aide - Budget
907-465-6619
Juneau: Jan-Dec
 
Joel Lounsbury
House Majority Staff
907-465-3779
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-2030
Anchorage: May-Dec
Wendy Focose
Legislative Assistant
 907-283-7223
Kenai: Jan-Dec

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
February 25, 1957
Hobbs, New Mexico
Residency:
Nikiski: 1967 - present
Occupation:
Vice-President, Qwick Construction Company
Family:
Wife - Tanna
Children - Brandon, Elisha, Shanda, Miranda
Education:
Kenai Central High School: Graduated 1975
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Speaker of the House: 2009 - present
Chair, Committee on Committees: 2009 - present
Chair, Special Committee on Military & Veterans' Affairs: 2001 - 2002
Committee on Committees: 2005 - 2008
Econ. Dev., Trade & Tourism: 2009 - present
Finance Committee: 2003 - present
Labor & Commerce: 2009 - present
Legislative Council: 2009 - present
Legislative Budget & Audit: 2003 - 2008
Military & Veterans' Affairs: 2001 - 2003
Natural Gas Pipelines: 2001 - 2002
Oil & Gas: 2001 - 2002
Resources Committee: 2001 - 2002
Special Committee on Oil and Gas: 2001 - 2002
School District Costs Task Force: 2005 - 2007
Finance Subcommittees:
- Administration: 2003 - 2004
- Corrections: 2001 - 2002
- Court System: 2005 - present
- Governor: 2005 - present
- Health & Social Services: 2001 - present
- Legislature: 2005 - present
- Military & Veterans Affairs: 2001 - 2002
- Public Safety: 2001 - 2002
- Resources: 2003 - 2004
- Revenue: 2005 - 2008
- University: 2007 - present
Other Political and Government Positions:
Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board: 1999 - 2000
Kenai Fire Service Board: 1999 - 2000
Business and Professional Positions:
Former President, North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Elks Club
Moose Lodge
Special Interests:
Snow Machines, Golf, Fishing, Children's Sports, Bowling, Computers

Co-Sponsored Legislation

HJR 7 - Oppose Aleutian National Marine Sanctuary
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

Opposing the proposed designation of an Aleutian Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Status: (H) FSH : 2015-01-21




HJR 9 - Endorsing ANWR Leasing
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development; urging the United States Department of the Interior to recognize the private property rights of owners of land in and adjacent to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; relating to oil and gas exploration, development, production, and royalties; and relating to renewable and alternative energy technologies.

Status: (H) RES : 2015-01-23



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