Anna Fairclough

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Anna Fairclough
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Current candidacy
Running for Alaska State Senate, District G
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Alaska State Senate District M
In office
January 28, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 23, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsNext election = November 4, 2014
Prior offices
Alaska House of Representatives District 17
2007-2013
Personal
BirthdayNovember 11, 1957
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Anna Fairclough (b. November 11, 1957) is a Republican member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District M. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Fairclough served in the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2007 to 2013. She served in the Anchorage Assembly.

Biography

Fairclough's professional experience includes working as a night manager at Carrs-Goldstein Food, merchandise manager at JC Penney, and Executive Director of Standing Together Against Rape, Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Vice-chair
Resources
Transportation
Senate Taps Throughput
Armed Services
Legislative Budget and Audit, Chair
Legislative Ethics

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fairclough served on these committees:[1]

2009-2010

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

Issues

  • HB 19 - "An Act exempting the state and its political subdivisions from daylight saving time; and providing for an effective date."
  • HB 190 - "An Act privatizing the Alaska children's trust as a separate endowment fund; providing for an administrator for the assets of the former trust; establishing conditions for a grant of the balance of the former Alaska children's trust; designating certain receipts as available for grants to the trust's successor; and providing for an effective date."[2]

Political courage tests

2006

Fairclough answered the Alaska State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test. When asked her legislative priorities she replied:

"Create good jobs through responsible resource development, opening ANWR for exploration, building a natural gas pipeline and expanding vocational/educational training.

Safe neighborhoods by adequately funding law enforcement.

Quality education by funding the foundation formula and addressing the PERS/TERS shortfall.

An underlying focus will be fiscal accountability."[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 19, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Jim Arlington was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District M incumbent Anna I. Fairclough was unopposed in the Republican primary. Arlington will face Fairclough in the general election.[4][5][6]

2012

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Fairclough won election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 13 (M). She ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Bettye Davis (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Alaska State Senate, District 13 (M), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Fairclough 62.3% 11,012
     Democratic Bettye Davis Incumbent 37.7% 6,676
Total Votes 17,688

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fairclough won re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the primary or the general election.[10][11]

2008

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Fairclough was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 17. Fairclough (R) finished with 6,857 votes while her opponent Bill Gossweiler (D) finished with 1,675 votes.[12] Fairclough raised $48,494 for her campaign fund.[13]

Alaska House of Representatives District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anna Fairclough (R) 6,857
Bill Gossweiler (D) 1,675

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fairclough is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Fairclough raised a total of $318,788 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[14]

Anna Fairclough's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State Senate, District M Won $138,014
2010 Alaska State Senate, District 17 Won $41,822
2008 Alaska State Senate, District 17 Won $48,494
2006 Alaska State Senate, District 17 Won $90,458
Grand Total Raised $318,788

2012

Fairclough won election to the Alaska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fairclough raised a total of $138,014.
Alaska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Anna Fairclough's campaign in 2012
Anchorage Republican Womens Club$4,000
Alaska Republican Party$3,000
Capital City Republican Women$3,000
Alaska Association of Realtors$2,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$138,014
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fairclough won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Fairclough raised a total of $41,822.

2008

Fairclough won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Fairclough raised a total of $48,494.

2006

Fairclough won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Fairclough raised a total of $90,458.

Scorecards

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

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2014

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."[15]

2012

In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[16]

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[15]

Personal

Fairclough is divorced and has two children.

She is a member of the Anchorage Republican Women's Club, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, founding member of the Alaska Veterans Memorial Museum, and board member of the Chugiak/Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.[17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska State Senate District M
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alaska State House District 17
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Geran Tarr (D)