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Alan Austerman

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Alan Austerman
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Alaska House of Representatives District 35
Incumbent
In office
1994-2000, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position (current service)5
Years in position (previous service)6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
House Majority Leader, Alaska House of Representatives
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska State Senate
2000-2003
Education
High schoolKodiak High School, 1958-1961
Personal
BirthdayMay 23, 1943
Place of birthEverett, WA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Alan Austerman (b. May 23, 1943) is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He served as House Majority Leader in the 2011-2012 session.

Austerman served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1994-2000. He was elected to the Alaska State Senate in 2000, and resigned from the position in February 2003.

Biography

Austerman's professional experience includes working as the owner/operator of Alan Austerman Consulting and Lobbyist Services. Austerman served as a Sergeant (E-5) in the Alaska National Guard and in the Kodiak Police Department.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Co-Chair
Legislative Budget and Audit
Legislative Council

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Austerman served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Austerman served on these committees:

Issues

  • HB 132 - "An Act authorizing municipalities and nonprofit organizations to sponsor a program to encourage the safe use of bicycles as an alternative or supplement to motor vehicles; amending the duties of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to include administration of state funds appropriated for that purpose"
  • HB 186 - "An Act declaring that certain firearms and accessories are exempt from federal regulation."[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Austerman ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 35. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3] Austerman won re-election in the general election.[4]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Austerman Incumbent 96.8% 5,226
     Write-in Write-in 3.2% 175
Total Votes 5,401

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Austerman won re-election to the 36th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary.[5] He defeated Terry J. Haines in the November 2 general election.[6]

Alaska House of Representatives District 36 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Alan Austerman (R) 3,053
Terry J. Haines (D) 1,405

2008

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Austerman was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 36. Austerman (R) finished with 3,245 votes while his opponent Andrew Lundquist (D) finished with 2,805 votes.[7] Austerman raised $24,159 for his campaign fund.[8]

Alaska House of Representatives District 36
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Alan Austerman (R) 3,245
Andrew Lundquist (D) 2,805

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Austerman is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Austerman raised a total of $224,235 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[9]

Alan Austerman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State House, District 35 Won $11,371
2010 Alaska State House, District 36 Won $14,930
2008 Alaska State House, District 36 Won $24,159
2002 Alaska State Senate, District R Won $7,990
2000 Alaska State Senate, District C Won $52,424
1998 Alaska State House, District 6 Won $27,745
1996 Alaska State House, District 6 Won $32,900
1994 Alaska State House, District 6 Won $30,966
1990 Alaska State House, District 27 Defeated $21,750
Grand Total Raised $224,235

2012

Austerman won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $11,371.

2010

Austerman won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $14,930.

2008

Austerman won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $24,159.

2002

Austerman won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $7,990.

2000

Austerman won election to the Alaska State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $52,424.

1998

Austerman won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $27,745.

1996

Austerman won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $32,900.

1994

Austerman won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $30,966.

1990

Austerman lost the election for the Alaska House of Representatives in 1990. During that election cycle, Austerman raised a total of $21,750.

Personal

Austerman and his wife, Ginny, have two children.

Austerman sits on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation, and is a member of the Council of State Governments - West, Energy & Environment Committee, Ducks Unlimited and the Kodiak Alaska State Parks Advisory Committee.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 35
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 36
1994-2000, 2009-2013
Succeeded by
Bryce Edgmon (D)