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Representative Paul Seaton  R-31, Homer

Session Info:

State Capitol, Room 102
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: 907-465-2689
Fax: 907-465-3472
Toll Free: 800-665-2689

Interim Info:

270 W Pioneer, #B
Homer, AK 99603
P: 907-235-2921/F: 235-4008

145 Main Street Loop, #217
Kenai, AK 99611
P: 907-283-9170/F: 283-3075

Elected to the House:

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

Office Staff

Taneeka Hansen
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Juneau: Jan-Apr
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Homer: May-Dec
Jenny Martin
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Juneau: Jan-Apr
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Homer: May-Dec
Poppy Benson
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Juneau: Jan-Apr
 
Victoria Daniels
Intern
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Juneau: Jan-Apr
 

Committee Memberships

Biography

Date/Place of Birth:
October 1, 1945
Oxnard, California
Residency:
Seward: 1975 - 1982
Anchor Point: 1983 - 1992
Kachemak City: 1993 - present
Occupation:
Business Owner
Commercial Fisherman
Family:
Wife - Tina
Children:
   - Tawny, Business Owner in Minnesota
   - Rand, Fish Tender Captain
Education:
Hueneme High School, Oxnard CA: Graduated 1963
Ventura College: Graduated AA 1965
University of California, Santa Barbara CA: 1966
University of Alaska, Fairbanks:
   - B.S. Biology, 1968
   - Master of Arts in Teaching the Biological Sciences, 1969
San Diego State College: 1972
   - M.S. Marine Zoology.
University of California, Santa Barbara CA: 1974 - 1976
   - studies on crustacean population ecology
Graduated from AVTEC in Diesel Mechanics: 1979
Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Standing Committee on Education: 2009 - 2010
Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Chair, Special Committee on Fisheries: 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2008, 2013 - present
Co-Chair, Resources: 2011 - 2012
House Chair of Legislative Council's 90-Day Session Evaluation Subcommittee
Vice-Chair, Administrative Regulation Review Committee: 2007 - 2008
Vice-Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Resources Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2009 - 2010
Member, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2008
Member, Standing Committee on Education: 2009 - present
Member, Health & Social Services Committee: 2003 - present
Member, Joint Legislative Education Task Force: 2007
Member, Resources Committee: 2003 - present
Member, Salmon Industry Task Force Joint Committee: 2004
Member, State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2012
Member, Ways & Means Committee: 2005 - 2008
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2007 - 2010
   - Education & Early Development: 2005 - 2012
   - Environmental Conservation: 2005 - present
   - Fish & Game: 2003 - 2006, 2011 - present
   - Law: 2009 - 2010
   - Revenue: 2003 - 2004
   - Transportation & Public Facilities: 2003 - 2008, 2011 - present
Member, Education Funding District Cost Factor Commission
Other Political and Government Positions:
Community Rivers Planning Coalition, Anchor Point
Delegate to State Republican Convention, 2002
Lifetime Member, National Education Association: 1968 - present
Member, Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force
Former Member, Seward Fish & Game Advisory Committee
Former Member, Seward Harbor Commission
Former Member, City of Homer 2000 Fisheries Task Force
Member, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Settlement Advisory Council
Member, Education Policy Task Force, Council of State Governments
Member, Education Committee Council of State Governments-West
Member, Higher Education Funding Task Force
Member, Scholarship Funding Task Force
Business and Professional Positions:
Business Owner: K-N-S Marine, fish tender business operating 2 vessels contracting with a variety of fish processors.
Commercial Fisherman:
   - Cook Inlet Salmon Drift Gillnet for 19 years, 1966 - 1985
   - Halibut, 1974 - present
   - Tanner Crab Cook Inlet, (when it reopens)
   - Pacific cod with pots, 1992 - 2001
Cook Inlet Keeper
Homer Chamber of Commerce
Founding Board Member, Alaska Marine Conservation Council
Former Member, West Coast Advisory Panel for the National Academy of Sciences
Former Member, National Research Council Committee on Individual Fishing Quotas
Former Member, North Pacific Fisheries Council Committee on 'Harvest Priority' and 'Full Retention and Full Utilization'
Former Member, Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association
North Pacific Fisheries Association
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Pratt Museum
Homer Foundation
KBBI Public Radio
Kachemak Bay Conservation Society
Kachemak Bay National Research Reserve Community Council
Kachemak Bay Rotary Club
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
Alaska Marine Conservation Council
National Rifle Association
Other:
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, 2007 Legislative Award
Lowell Thomas Jr. Award for Outstanding Civil Service: 2006
State Chamber of Commerce A+ Rating for Promoting a Sustainable Business Climate: 2006
Defender of Democracy Award: 2004
Special Interests:
Reading, Talking Politics, Hunting, Fishing, Lapidary

Personal Legislation

HB 38 - Aquatic Invasive Species
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to the rapid response to, and control of, aquatic invasive species and establishing the aquatic invasive species response fund.

Status: (H) RLS : 2015-04-17



HB 39 - Publ Empl Health Ins; Wellness Committee
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act establishing the Advisory Committee on Wellness; and relating to the administration of state group health insurance policies.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-02-06



HB 49 - Benefit Corporations
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to corporations, including benefit corporations, and other entities; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RLS : 2015-04-06



HB 59 - Marijuana Concentrates; Licenses
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to marijuana concentrates; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) JUD : 2015-03-11



HB 182 - Individual Income Tax And Tax Credits
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to the taxation of income of individuals; repealing tax credits applied against the tax on individuals under the Alaska Net Income Tax Act; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) FIN : 2015-04-03



HB 191 - Oil And Gas Corporate Taxes
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to the oil and gas corporate income tax; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) RES : 2015-04-11



HB 202 - Workforce & Ed Related Statistics Program
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton

An Act relating to the duties of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education; relating to a statewide workforce and education-related statistics program; relating to information obtained by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and providing for an effective date.

Status: (H) EDC : 2015-04-16


Co-Sponsored Legislation

HB 44 - Sex Abuse/ Assault/ Dating Viol Prev. Progs
Passed House!
Sponsored by Rep. Charisse Millett

An Act relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention efforts in public schools; and relating to dating violence and abuse awareness and prevention efforts in public schools.

Version: CSHB 44(FIN)
Status: (S) EDC : 2015-04-19



HJR 6 - Federal Contamination Of ANCSA Lands
Passed Legislature! Transmitted To Governor
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.

Version: SCS HJR 6(RES)
Status: Transmitted To Governor : 2015-04-17


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