Doug Isaacson

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Doug Isaacson
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Alaska House of Representatives District 1
Former member
In office
January 28, 2013 - 2015
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, North Pole City Council
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Campaign website
Doug Isaacson is a former Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 1 from 2013 to 2015.

He was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 3 of the Alaska House of Representatives.

Committee assignments


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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
State Affairs
Transportation, Vice chair
Energy, Co-chair
Armed Services


Campaign themes


Isaacson's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • High Cost of Energy
Excerpt: " I have long advocated to elected officials, to groups and in opinion pieces published across the state that the Interior and Rural Alaskan Energy Crisis may be quickly quenched, even BEFORE this winter—without expensive infrastructure, expensive switch-overs, or expensive one-time taxable benefits to residents"
  • Top Policy Issue
Excerpt: "My top policy issue is stated in Alaska Constitution Article 8, Section 2 and 12 “The legislature shall provide for the utilization, development, and conservation of all natural resources belonging to the State, including land and waters, for the maximum benefit of its people,” including the issuance of leases"
  • Oil Taxes
Excerpt: "Alaska has one of the highest combined tax rates on oil production on the planet. While the State gives generous credits for exploration, it needs to go further and reduce production taxes in order to spur production competition. "
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Current spending levels are NOT sustainable. The operating budget needs to be trimmed but an emphasis must be placed on growing the private sector and the diversification of the economy, therefore the capital budget needs to have an emphasis on municipalities, access and energy."
  • Reduce the Budget
Excerpt: "Cut spending, reduce burden on the private sector, if we must use the CBR. Revenues go upside down partly because we rely on one source of income and we try to pay everyone’s bills. Alaska Constitution, Article 8, requires the State to encourage the settlement of (all) the land and the Legislature to “provide for the utilization, development” of our resources."



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Sharron J. Hunter was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District 2 incumbent Tammie Wilson defeated District 1 incumbent Doug Isaacson in the Republican primary. Wilson defeated Hunter in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTammie Wilson Incumbent 79.6% 4,562
     Democratic Sharron J. Hunter 20.4% 1,171
Total Votes 5,733


See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Isaacson won election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 1. He advanced past the August 28, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Janice Golub (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Isaacson 78.1% 5,428
     Democratic Janice Golub 21.9% 1,525
Total Votes 6,953
Alaska House of Representatives, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Isaacson 34.1% 770
Paul Brown 27.3% 616
Lynette Bergh 24.7% 559
David Gardner 13.9% 314
Total Votes 2,259

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Isaacson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Isaacson raised a total of $21,815 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[9]

Doug Isaacson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State House, District 1 Won $21,815
Grand Total Raised $21,815


Isaacson won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Isaacson raised a total of $21,815.


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

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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."[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alaska House of Representatives District 1
Succeeded by
Scott Kawasaki (D)