Bill Thomas (Alaska)
|Alaska House of Representatives District 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Date of birth||June 1, 1947|
Thomas' professional experience includes working as a fisherman since 1969, lobbyist with Koukanan Incorporated from 1989-2004 and Vice President of Koukanan Incorporated from 1977-1985.
Thomas is an honorary lifetime member of the American Legion, council member of the Chilkoot Indian Associations, lifetime member of United Fisherman of Alaska and is on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Alaska Fisherman's Alliance.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thomas served on these committees:
- Armed Services Committee, Alaska House of Representatives
- Finance Committee, Alaska House of Representatives, Co-Chair
- Subcommittee on Court System
- Subcommittee on Fish and Game, Chair
- Subcommittee on Governor, Chair
- Subcommittee on Legislature, Chair
- Subcommittee on University of Alaska
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thomas served on these committees:
- Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force
- Finance Committee, Alaska House of Representatives
- Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, Alaska Legislature
- Subcommittee on Administration (Chair)
- Subcommittee on Fish and Game (Chair)
- HB 58 - "An Act relating to a student loan repayment program for specified occupations or fields in which a shortage of qualified employees exists."
- HB 96 - "An Act relating to forgiveness of interest on certain state loans secured by a lien placed on potential receipts from litigation involving claims for injury, loss, or destruction of the natural resources affected by the March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez oil spill; and providing for an effective date."
- HB 209 - "An Act providing for a surcharge on oil produced in the state and delivered to a state that imposes a tax on fuel delivered to this state."
Thomas ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 34. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Thomas was defeated in the general election.
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||William A. Thomas Incumbent||49.7%||4,091|
|Alaska House of Representatives District 5 General Election (2010)|
|Bill Thomas (R)||3,441||62.06%|
|Robert Beedle (D)||2,082||37.55%|
In 2008, Bill Thomas was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 5. Thomas (R) finished with 4,073 votes while his opponent Tim June (D) finished with 2,545 votes. Thomas raised $53,801 for his campaign fund.
|Alaska House of Representatives District 5|
|Bill Thomas (R)||4,073|
|Tim June (D)||2,545|
In 2010, Thomas raised $36,972 in contributions.
His largest contributor was Associated General Contractors of Alaska, which donated $1,500 to his campaign.
In 2008 Thomas raised $53,801 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.
|Alaska Doctors of Optometry||$2,000|
|Associated General Contractors of Alaska||$2,000|
|Southeast Alaska Seiners||$1,500|
|Mark E Pfeffer||$1,000|
|Gerald E Neeser||$1,000|
Thomas and his wife Joyce Marie have five children.
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- Alaska State Legislature
- Alaska House of Representatives
- Alaska House Committees
- Alaska state legislative districts
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed November 20, 2014
- Alaska Legislature - Bills Sponsored/Co-Sponsored by Rep. Thomas
- Alaska Division of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Division of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Election Division, "Official 2012 General election results," accessed November 16, 2012
- Alaska Department of Elections, "Official 2010 Primary election results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Alaska Department of Elections, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Alaska House of Representatives official election results," accessed March 12, 2014
- Campaign funds
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 contributions," accessed November 20, 2014
|Alaska House of Representatives District 5
| Succeeded by|
Pete Higgins (R)