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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

Tom Wright
Chief of Staff
907-465-3779
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-2030
Anchorage: May-Dec
Tyra Smith-MacKinnon
Legislative Assistant
907-465-3779
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

Personal Legislation

HB 100 - Urea/Ammonia Facility Tax Credit
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act establishing a credit against the net income tax for an in-state processing facility that manufactures urea or ammonia; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RES : 2015-02-09



HB 115 - AK Sovereignty;us Transfer Land To Alaska
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to the transfer of public land from the federal government to the state and to the disposal of that land; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) Await Next Com. : 2015-03-03



HB 132 - Agdc Support Of Natural Gas Projects
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault

An Act relating to the support of the Alaska liquefied natural gas project by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.

Status: (H) RES : 2015-03-02


Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 35 - March 27: Great Alaska Earthquake Day
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act establishing March 27 as Great Alaska Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day.

Version: CSHB 35(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2015-02-23



HB 93 - Probation And Parole: Work, Travel Accom.
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton

An Act relating to the duties of probation officers; and relating to conditions of parole.

Version: CSHB 93(STA)
Status: (S) STA : 2015-03-02



HB 128 - Alaska Wild Salmon Day
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

An Act establishing August 10 of each year as Alaska Wild Salmon Day.

Status: (H) FSH : 2015-02-27



HJR 4 - Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue Sharing
Sponsored by Rep. Dan Saddler

Urging the United States Congress to provide a means for consistently and equitably sharing with all oil and gas producing states adjacent to federal outer continental shelf areas a portion of revenue generated from oil and gas development on the outer continental shelf to ensure that those states develop necessary infrastructure to support outer continental shelf development and preserve environmental integrity.

Status: (H) Calendar 3/4 : 2015-03-03



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) Calendar 3/4 : 2015-03-03



HJR 9 - Endorsing ANWR Leasing; Related Issues
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
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.

Version: SCS HJR 9(RES)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2015-02-27



HJR 10 - Oppose ANWR Wilderness Designation
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Benjamin Nageak

Opposing the revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; opposing attempts by President Obama to alter management of the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; encouraging the United States Congress to reject a proposal based on the revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan or accompanying Environmental Impact Statement; and encouraging the United States Congress to reject a proposal that does not open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.

Version: SCS CSHJR 10(RES)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-02



HJR 13 - Retain Army Forces In Alaska
Sponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold

Urging the United States Department of the Army to maintain and strengthen the current level of its combat-capable structure in the state and not to reduce personnel at Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Version: SCS CSHJR 13(STA)
Status: Await (H) Concurrence : 2015-03-02


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