Kim Elton

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Kim S. Elton
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Former member
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Political party Democratic
Profession Writer and Contractor
Kim S. Elton (born April 9, 1948 in Havre, Montana) was a Democratic member of the Alaska State Senate, representing the B District (Juneau) since 1999. He was previously a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1995 through 1998.


For four years, starting in 1962, Kim Elton attended Juneau Douglas High School. Soon after, Elton attended St. Olaf College for two years, from 1962-1966 and later attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1972 to 1974.

Professional Experience

Elton's professional experience began as a commercial fisher as well as a newspaper reporter/editor for the Anchorage Times and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. In 1976, he worked as an editor for a newspaper called the Juneau Empire until 1978.

Political Experience

Kim Elton has served on the Alaska House of Representatives from 1995 to 1998, and the Alaska State Senate from 1999 to present day. Elton's political experience began with his position as the Director of Policy for Lieutenant Governor Terry Miller. Throughout his political career, Elton has served as a member of the Alaska State Salary Commission, the Labor & Commerce Committee, the Community & Regional Affairs Committee, the Alaska State Salary Commission, and the State Board of Education's Task Force on School Funding. In addition, Elton has served as an assistant State Ombudsman, as part of the staff of the Legislative Ethics Committee, and as Assistant Director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Elton was also a member of the Juneau Borough Assembly for five years, starting in 1989.


Kim Elton has lived in Alaska since 1961 and is married to Marylou Elton. He served in the U.S. army from 1969 to 1971 in Vietnam, and left with an honorable discharge. Elton enjoys hiking, black and white photography, fishing, and golf.

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