Gary Stevens

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Gary Stevens
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Alaska State Senate District R
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Alaska State Senate
2009-2012
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska State House of Representatives
2000-2003
Mayor, City of Kodiak
1978-1979
Education
Bachelor'sLinfield College, 1963
Master'sUniversity of Oregon, 1965
Ph.D.University of Oregon, 1984
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1967-1970
Personal
BirthdayAugust 21, 1941
Place of birthMcMinnville, Oregon
ProfessionRetired Professor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gary Stevens (b. August 21, 1941) is a Republican member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District R. He was first appointed to the chamber in February 2003. Stevens served as President of the Senate from 2009 to 2012. Stevens served as Senate Majority Leader from 2005-2008.

Stevens served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 2001 to 2003. He has also served as the mayor of the Kodiak Island Borough, the mayor of the City of Kodiak, the president of the school board and the presiding officer of the Borough Assembly.

Biography

Stevens received his B.A. from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in 1963 and his M.F.A. and his Ph.D. at the University of Oregon, in 1965 and 1984 respectively.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Chair
Senate World Trade, Chair
Administrative Regulation Review
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Here is a list of the bills sponsored by Senator Gary Stevens.

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate 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. Robert "Moose" Henrichs was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District R incumbent Gary Lee Stevens was unopposed in the Republican primary. Stevens defeated Henrichs in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

2012

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Stevens won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 18 (R). He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Robert Henrichs (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Alaska State Senate, District 18 (R), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Stevens Incumbent 70.1% 7,673
     Democratic Robert Henrichs 29.9% 3,277
Total Votes 10,950

2010

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2010

Stevens won re-election to the District R seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the November 2 general election.[8]

2006

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2006

In 2006, Stevens was re-elected to the Alaska State Senate. Stevens finished with 6,510 votes while his opponent Charles Davidson finished with 4,300.[9] Stevens raised $50,435 for his campaign fund.[10]

Alaska State Senate, District R (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Stevens (R) 6,510
Charles Davidson (D) 4,300

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stevens is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Stevens raised a total of $239,487 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[11]

Gary Stevens's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State Senate, District R Won $38,480
2010 Alaska State Senate, District R Won $17,575
2008 Alaska State Senate, District R Not up for election $0
2006 Alaska State Senate, District R Won $50,435
2004 Alaska State Senate, District R Won $69,753
2002 Alaska State House, District 36 Won $22,804
2000 Alaska State House, District 6 Won $30,655
1996 Alaska State Senate, District C Defeated $9,785
Grand Total Raised $239,487

2012

Stevens won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Stevens raised a total of $38,480.
Alaska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Stevens's campaign in 2012
Alaska Laborers Local 341$2,000
Neeser, Gerald E$1,000
Southeast Alaska Pilots Association$1,000
Carpenters & Joiners Local 1281$1,000
Reinwand, Lynn$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$38,480
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stevens won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Stevens raised a total of $17,575.

2006

Stevens won re-election to the Alaska State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Stevens raised a total of $50,435.

2004

Stevens won election to the Alaska State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Stevens raised a total of $69,753.

2002

Stevens won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Stevens raised a total of $22,804.

2000

Stevens won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Stevens raised a total of $30,655.

1996

Stevens lost the election for the Alaska State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Stevens raised a total of $9,785.

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."[12]

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.[13]

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[12]

Personal

Stevens and his wife, Rita, have three children. They currently reside in Kodiak.

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Alaska State Senate District R
2003–present
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