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Carl Gatto

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Carl Gatto
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Alaska House of Representatives District 13
Former member
In office
2003-2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Date of birthDecember 29, 1937
ProfessionLegislator
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Carl Gatto (b. December 29, 1937) was a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 13th District from 2003 until his death in office on April 10, 2012.[1] Prior to his election to the House, he served as Vice President of the Matanuska-Susitna School Board from 2000-2002.

Biography

Gatto's professional experience includes working as a senior captain and paramedic with the Anchorage Fire Department from 1974 to 2000, high school teacher, college teacher and engineer.

Gatto was a member of Alaska Right to Life, National Right to Life, Palmer Chamber of Commerce and Wasilla Chamber of Commerce.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Corrections
  • Subcommittee on Court System
  • Subcommittee on Law
  • Subcommittee on Revenue

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Revenue

Issues

  • HB 37 - "An Act relating to the relationship between employees and labor organizations; prohibiting collective bargaining contracts that require employees to join a labor or employee organization; extending the policy and limitations set out in this Act to public employers and public employees subject to the Public Employment Relations Act; and providing for an effective date."
  • HB 138 - "An Act relating to cruelty to animals."[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gatto won re-election to the 13th District seat in 2010. He defeated Don Benson in the August 24 primary.[4] He then ran unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election.[5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 13 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carl Gatto (R) 2,218
Don Benson (R) 1,750

2008

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Gatto was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 13. Gatto (R) finished with 7,285 votes while his opponent David Cheezem (D) finished with 3,067.[6] Gatto raised $11,624 for his campaign fund.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Carl Gatto (R) 7,285
David Cheezem (D) 3,067

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Gatto raised $22,725 in contributions.[8]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Gatto, Carl $10,000
Alaska Realtors PAC $1,000
Alaska General Contractors $1,000

2008

In 2008, Gatto raised $11,624 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[7]

Contributor 2008 total
AK Assoc of Realtors $1,000
Christine O'Connor $500
Robert C Penney $500
Associated General Contractors of AK $500
Christine Crum $500

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Personal

Gatto passed away after battling prostate cancer and ultimately suffering kidney failure.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska State House District 13
2003–2012
Succeeded by
Shelley Hughes