Sam Kito

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Sam Kito
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Alaska House of Representatives, District 33
In office
February 24, 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 22, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedFebruary 24, 2014
Appointed byHouse Democratic Caucus
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Sam Kito is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 33. He was first appointed to the chamber on February 24, 2014, by the House Democratic Caucus.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2015
Labor & Commerce
Legislative Budget and Audit
Legislative Council


Campaign themes


Kito's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

A healthy society is a productive society

  • Excerpt: "Medicaid expansion a key issue for Alaska healthcare policy"

Safe Communities

  • Excerpt: "Being safe in our homes and communities is essential for physical and emotional health, and supports economic productivity."

Equality for All

  • Excerpt: "I support equal rights for all Alaskans"

Educating Alaskans is a top priority

  • Excerpt: "Supporting Alaska's public education system is paramount in the success of our state."



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. District 32 incumbent Sam S. Kito was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Peter Dukowitz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kito defeated Dukowitz in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSam S. Kito Incumbent 76% 6,575
     Republican Peter Dukowitz 24% 2,077
Total Votes 8,652



In 2014, Kito's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • United Fishermen of Alaska
  • Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • International Brotherhood of Operating Engineers, Local 302
  • Alaska AFL/CIO
  • Sealaska Corporation
  • Anthony & Mandy Mallott
  • Joe & Liz Mallott
  • Geron Bruce
  • Tom Cahsen
  • Harriet Drummond
  • Dennis Egan
  • Les Gara
  • John Greely
  • Max Gruenberg
  • Mary Halloran
  • Andy Josephson
  • Hayden Kaden
  • Scott Kawasaki
  • Melanie Lesh


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Alaska

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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."[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peggy Wilson (R)
Alaska House of Representatives District 33
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Beth Kerttula (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 32
February 2014–2015
Succeeded by
Louise B. Stutes (R)