Benjamin Nageak

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Benjamin Nageak
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Alaska House of Representatives District 40
In office
January 28, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 22, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Benjamin Nageak is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Nageak served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2015
Community & Regional Affairs
Resources, Chair


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nageak served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Nageak's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

  • Excerpt: "I will continue to dedicate myself in using the experience and knowledge I have attained in my 40 years of public service to the best of my ability. I will support responsible development of our resources while protecting our wildlife and subsistence way of life. I will continue to protect and preserve our Inupiat language and culture while showing appreciation and respect of other cultures. Education and jobs will always be top priorities. The health and safety of our residents is also important with a major focus on Mental Health and Suicide prevention. I look forward to working hard for the constituents of District 40 and the great State of Alaska."



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Benjamin P. "Bennie" Nageak defeated Dean Westlake in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBennie Nageak Incumbent 53.2% 1,104
Dean Westlake 46.8% 973
Total Votes 2,077


See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nageak ran in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 40. He defeated Adeline Hopson, Robert Nelson, and Greta Schuerch in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7] Nageak won in the general election.[8]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin P. Nageak 95.9% 3,444
     Write-in Write-in 4.1% 147
Total Votes 3,591
Alaska House of Representatives, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBenjamin Nageak 36.1% 714
Greta Schuerch 32.8% 650
Robert Nelson 25.3% 501
Adeline Hopson 5.8% 114
Total Votes 1,979

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nageak is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Nageak raised a total of $24,590 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[9]

Benjamin Nageak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State House, District 40 Won $24,590
Grand Total Raised $24,590


Nageak won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nageak raised a total of $24,590.


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In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Reggie Joule (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 40
Succeeded by