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Berta Gardner
Alaska House of Representatives District 24
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
Profession Office manager
Website House site
Berta Gardner is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 24th District since 2005.

Gardner works as an office manager with Brown Bear Software. She has previously worked as a Guardian ad Litem Contract with the State of Alaska, and an office manager with Mad Al Distributors/Boscos.

She is a member of the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.[1]



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gardner is running for re-election to the 24th District Seat in 2010. She has no opposition in the August 24 primary. Robert L. Benton is running for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election takes place on November 2, 2010.


In 2008 Gardner was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 24. Gardner (D) finished with 3,992 votes while her opponent Uwe Kalenka (R) finished with 2,560 votes.[2] Gardner raised $55,354 for her campaign fund.[3]

Alaska House of Representatives District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Berta Gardner (D) 3,992
Uwe Kalenka (R) 2,560

Campaign donors


In 2008 Gardner raised $55,354 for her campaign fund. Five of her top contributors are listed below.[4]

Contributor 2008 total
AK State Employees Assoc Local 52 $2,000
Carpenters & Joiners Local 1281 $2,000
Operating Engineers Local 302 $2,000
Int Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $2,000
AK Public Employees Assoc $1,500

Issue positions

Gardner's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. Whe asked her legislative priorities she replied:

"The biggest issue before us is to get our immense volumes of gas to market. When that goal is accomplished we will be able to do fully address the problems facing this state: high school graduations rates, lack of access to health care, high energy costs and inadequate law enforcement in many areas of the state. We will be able to invest in renewable energy research and to build a real university system, drawing the best and brightest from outside to study here....and perhaps remain to continue moving Alaska forward."[5]

Committee assignments

  • HB 15 - "An Act relating to prohibiting the use of cellular telephones by minors when driving a motor vehicle; and providing for an effective date."
  • HB 39 - "An Act relating to open meetings guidelines for legislative bodies; and providing for an effective date."
  • HB 45 - "An Act relating to certain investments of the Alaska permanent fund, the state's retirement systems, the State of Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan, and the deferred compensation program for state employees in companies that do business in Sudan, and restricting those investments."[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alaska State House District 24
Succeeded by