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Representative Mia Costello  R-K, Anchorage

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 501
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-4968
Fax: 907-465-2040

Interim Info:

733 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: 907-269-0117
Fax: 907-269-0223

Elected to the House:

2010, 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Charles Guinchard
907-465-4968
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-0117
Anchorage: May-Dec
Ryan Makinster
907-465-4968
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-269-0117
Anchorage: May-Dec
Sarah Page
907-465-4968
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Committee Memberships

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
Anchorage - 1968
Residency:
Lifelong Alaskan
Anchorage (1968-91, 99-03, 08 to present)
Juneau (1991-99, 03-06)
Fairbanks (2006-08)
Occupation:
Mother, teacher, public relations executive and Governor's staff
Family:
Spouse: Andrew
Children: Andrew and Roman
Education:
West High School - Diploma, 1986
Harvard University - B.A. in Government, 1990
University of Alaska Southeast - Master of Arts in Teaching, 1997
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Finance Committee: 2011 - present
Other Political and Government Positions:
Governor's Office Deputy Director of Communications; Legislative aide; State Public Information Officer; Intern coordinator for U.S. Senator Ted Stevens; Governor's Outdoor Recreation and Trails Advisory Council; Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports; Statehood Celebration Commission.
Business and Professional Positions:
Coach, NineStar Education & Employment Services; Teacher, Anchorage and Juneau School Districts; Public relations executive; Owner, Mia Costello Consulting
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Alaska Outdoor Council; National Rifle Association; Alaska Airmen's Association; Anchorage Republican Women's Club, Juneau Big Brothers Big Sisters; Masters Swimming
Other:
Alaska Humanities Forum Teacher Exchange to Sand Point; Co-Nect Schools Excellence in Education finalist
Special Interests:
Youth literacy, flying, swimming and camping

Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 35 - March 27: Great Alaska Earthquake Day
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

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

Version: CSHB 35(STA)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2015-03-27



HB 43 - Jan 9: AK Law Enforcement Officers' Day
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Lynn, Rep. Talerico, Rep. Vazquez, Rep. Wool, Rep. Claman

An Act establishing Alaska Law Enforcement Officers' Day.

Version: CSHB 43(STA)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-19



HJR 4 - Offshore Oil & Gas Revenue Sharing
Passed House!
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: (S) RLS : 2015-03-23



HJR 6 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA Lands
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

Supporting the introduction and enactment of federal legislation acknowledging that the federal government is financially responsible under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the remediation of contaminated land subject to conveyance under the Act; urging the United States Department of the Interior to implement the six recommendations to identify and clean up the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act lands in its 1998 report to the United States Congress; and urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to remediate and make free from pollutants lands in the state conveyed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Status: (S) RLS : 2015-03-20



HJR 7 - Oppose Aleutian National Marine Sanctuary
Passed Legislature! Await Transmit To Governor
Sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon

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

Version: CSHJR 7(FSH)
Status: Await Transmit To Governor : 2015-03-25



HJR 9 - Endorsing ANWR Leasing; Related Issues
Passed Legislature! Transmitted 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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-05



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
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-03-19


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