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Representative Shelley Hughes  (R-11, Palmer)

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 13
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-3743

Interim Info:

600 E. Railroad Ave.
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: 907-376-3725
Toll Free: 800-565-3743

Elected to the House:

(Appointed: 2012) 2012, 2014

Office Staff

Ginger Blaisdell
Committee Aide
907-465-5265
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-376-3725
Palmer: May-Dec
Stuart Krueger
907-465-3743
Juneau: Jan-Apr
907-376-3725
Palmer: May-Dec
Kimberly Swiantek
907-465-3743
Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
Canton, Ohio - 01/06/58
Residency:
Resident of District 8 since 1990
Resident of Alaska since 1976
Resident in following Alaskan communities 1976-1990: Hoonah, Bethel, Fort Yukon, Fairbanks, Seward
Occupation:
Government Affairs Director, Alaska Primary Care Association 10/05 - 11/11; Special Projects Volunteer Director, Crossroads Community Church, Palmer 01/95 - 12/05; Contract Academic Instructor, Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility, Palmer Correctional Center 10/98 - 12/03; Summer Theatre Conservatory Director, LCCP/Haines; VPA/Wasilla 1999, 2000, 2003; Substitute Teacher, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District 09/95 - 05/97; Fort Yukon School District Resource Center Assistant 08/87 - 05/88; Data Coordinator/Secretary, Phillips Alcoholism Treatment Center, Bethel, Alaska 11/85 - 11/86; KYUK Newscaster, Volunteer, Bethel, Alaska 09/85 - 05/87; Teacher, Mount Bethel Christian School, Hoonah, Alaska 09/76 - 09/81; Proud Stay-at-Home Mother of 4 (interspersed with contracts and part-time work) 1980 - 2003
Family:
Husband - Roger (married 36 years)
Children - Peter, Clara, Emily, and Tyler
Grandchildren - Keithan, Caden, Noah, Owen, + one on the way
Education:
University of Alaska, Bachelor of Arts in English, 2002. Summa cum Laude. Rhetoric.
Cuyahoga Community College, Assoc. of Arts, 1985. Magna cum Laude, Valedictorian. Cleveland, Ohio.
- Alaska Public Health Association Health Achievement Award 2009
- Betsey K. Cooke Advocacy MVP Award 2008
- Chancellor's Scholar 2001
- National Collegiate Mathematics Award 2002
- English Department Scholarship Award Spring 2002
- International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Military:
Alaska All Academies Association, Founder, Past-President
- (support organization for cadets/plebes and families at 5 military academies)
Son and Son-in-Law: USAF Reserves, USAF Officer, Active Duty
Husband: Vietnam Veteran
Other Political and Government Positions:
Legislative Aide for Representative Gatto, Alaska State Legislature 12/03 - 01/05
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Alaska All Academies Association, Founder, Past-President
Alaska Outdoor Council
Commonwealth North
American Association of University Women
Resource Development Council
Make Alaska Competitive Coalition
National Rifle Association
Conservative Patriots Group
Mat-Su Republican Women's Club
Valley Republican Women's Club
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce
Palmer Chamber of Commerce
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Mat-Su Business Alliance
Palmer Toastmasters
Palmer Lions Club
Alaska State Fair
State Agriculture and Rural Leaders - Alaska Representative
Outdoor Heritage Council
Recover Alaska
NCSL Labor and Economic Development
NCSL Redistricting and Elections
CSG Public Safety and Justice Task Force
Troop 49 Girl Scouts
Other:
Previous Volunteer Affiliations

- Palmer Little League
- Girl Scouts
- Pioneer Peak PTA
- Colony Middle School Band Boosters
- Valley Festival of Arts
- Colony High School Boys & Girls Basketball
Special Interests:
Grandchildren, Military, Church, Volunteer Work, Speed Walking*, Comedy, the Arts, Travel, Outdoors**
*I like the fact I walk so fast that I pass tall men in airports.
**My children have offered to teach me to snow board but I have not yet accepted the invitation.

Personal Legislation

HB 8 - Powers Of Attorney
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act relating to powers of attorney and other substitute decision-making documents; relating to the uniform probate code; and providing for an effective date.

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




HB 9 - Private Investigators/Agencies
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act providing for the licensing and regulation of private investigators and private investigator agencies; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21




HB 12 - Mortgage Lending And Loan Originators
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

An Act relating to mortgage lending, mortgage loan originators, depository institutions, nonprofit organizations, and nonprofit organization employees; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21




HJR 5 - Recognize Academy Of Model Aeronautics
Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes

Recognizing the Academy of Model Aeronautics.

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



Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 5 - Conservator Of Protected Persons
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act relating to the persons who may be appointed conservators of a protected person.

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




HB 26 - Extend Cert. Direct-Entry Midwives Board
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act extending the termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21




HB 31 - Controlled Substances And Workers Comp
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act restricting the dispensing, administering, and repackaging of certain controlled substances for employees receiving workers' compensation benefits.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-21




HB 33 - Affordable Care Act Navigators
Sponsored by Rep. Kurt Olson

An Act relating to health care navigators.

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




HB 35 - Great Alaska Earthquake Remembrance Day
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

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

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




HB 64 - Eliminate Daylight Saving Time
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Hawker

An Act exempting the state from daylight saving time; and providing for an effective date.

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




HB 74 - Donated Leave By Certain Public Employees
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn

An Act relating to the donation of leave by public employees.

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




HB 81 - Exemption: Licensing Of Contractors
Sponsored by Rep. Cathy Tilton

An Act relating to an exemption from the regulation of construction contractors.

Status: (H) L&C : 2015-01-28




HB 84 - Review And Reporting Of Federal Receipts
Sponsored by Rep. Lora Reinbold

An Act relating to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee; and requiring state agencies, municipalities, and regional educational attendance areas to report on federal receipts.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-01-28




HJR 8 - Feds Allow State To Make Energy Choices
Sponsored by Rep. David Talerico

Urging the federal government to empower the state to protect the state's access to affordable and reliable electrical generation.

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




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




HJR 10 - Oppose ANWR Wilderness Designation
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.

Status: (H) RES : 2015-01-28



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