|Alaska State Senate District Q|
|November 20, 2003-Present|
|January 23, 2017|
|Years in position||10|
|Per diem||$238 or $253/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Assemblyman, City and Borough of Sitka|
|Bachelor's||University of Oregon, 1985|
|Birthday||March 6, 1956|
|Place of birth||Anchorage, AK|
Stedman attended Lane Community College from 1978 to 1982. Soon after, he attended the University of Oregon in 1985 where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance.
Stedman began his professional experience in the heavy construction trade, centralized in Sitka, Alaska. He also worked in commercial fishing. Starting in 1986, Stedman became the owner of Pioneer Capital Management, and remains in that position.
Stedman's political career began around 1995, where he served as a member of the Sitka Planning Commission and an assemblyman of the City and Borough of Sitka Committee until 1999. Within that time period, starting in 1996, Stedman served as the Deputy Mayor of Sitka until 1997. Stedman was appointed in 2003 to fill a seat in the Alaska State Senate which was vacated by Robin L. Taylor. While in the Senate, Stedman joined the City & Borough of Sitka Finance Committee, and remains there as a member.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stedman served on the following committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health & Social Services, Co-chair|
|• Labor & Commerce|
|• State Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stedman served on these committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance, Co-chair|
|• Legislative Budget and Audit, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stedman served on these committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Finance, Co-chair|
On his campaign website Stedman lists the following as priorities:
- Alaska Marine Highway System
- Alaska Natives & Rural Alaska
- Economic Development
- Fiscal Discipline
- Gas Pipeline
- Military & Veterans
- Oil & Gas Tax Reform
- Public Safety
- Truth in Budgeting
For details, see his website here
- See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012
Stedman won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 17 (Q). He ran unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Albert Kookesh (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Alaska State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bert Stedman Incumbent||64.5%||9,829|
|Democratic||Albert Kookesh Incumbent||35.5%||5,413|
|Alaska State Senate, District A (2008)|
|Bert Stedman (R)||11,045||96.16%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Stedman raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.
In 2008, Stedman collected $49,239 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Southeast Alaska Seiners||$2,000|
|Associated Gen. Contractors of Alaska||$2,000|
|Southeast Alaska Pilots Association||$1,000|
|Operating Engineers Local 302||$1,000|
Bert Stedman was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in an Alaskan city called Sitka. Stedman is currently married to Lureen Stedman and has one child.
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- Southeast Alaska lawmakers will campaign for repeal of ?MAPA? oil tax - Ktoo
- Ketchikan Medical Center project receives state funding - Capital city weekly
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- Parnell Blocks Fund Transfer From Hoonah Dock To Sitka Pool - Alaska Public Radio Network
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- Official campaign website
- Sen. Bert Stedman personal website
- Official Alaska State Senate website of Senator Bert Stedman
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2004
- Alaska State Senate Bipartisan Working Group biography
- ↑ Stedman for Senate, "Bert Stedman's priorities," accessed October 27, 2012
- ↑ Alaska Division of Elections - August 28, 2012 Primary Candidate List
- ↑ Alaska Division of Elections, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Alaska Election Division "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 16, 2012
- ↑ "Alaska State Senate official election results"
- ↑ "Campaign funds"
- ↑ 2008 contributions to Bert Stedman
|Alaska State Senate District Q
| Succeeded by|
Robin L. Taylor
|Alaska State Senate District A
| Succeeded by|
John B. Coghill (R)