|Alaska House of Representatives District 30|
|January 26, 2015|
|Years in position||10|
|Per diem||$238 or $253/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1968|
|Associate's||Ventura Community College, 1965|
|Master's||University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1969|
|Birthday||October 1, 1945|
|Place of birth||Oxnard, CA|
|Profession||Owner, K-N-S, Marine|
Seaton is the owner of K-N-S Marine, and has worked as a cook inlet keeper, fisherman, teacher, and in the tree clearing business.
He is a member of a number of organizations, including the National Education Association, Alaska Marine Conservation Council, Homer Little League Board, National Research Council Board - Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, Kachemak Bay Rotary Club, and the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Seaton served on the following committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health & Social Services|
|• Fisheries, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Seaton served on these committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Funding District Cost Factor, Chair|
|• Health & Social Services|
|• Higher Education/Career Readiness Task Force|
|• Labor & Commerce|
|• State Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Seaton served on these committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Health & Social Services|
|• State Affairs, Chair|
Seaton's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his legislative priorities he replied:
- 1. Education funding across the State is not equitable because the Geographic Cost Differential factors that have twice been identified and studied under legislative contract have not been incorporated into the school Foundation Formula.
- 2. We must find a mechanism to fairly fund the debt of the State run PERS/TRS System. The current method of only raising employer contribution rates is unsustainable if services are not going to be drastically curtailed.
- 3. Municipal revenue sharing or Community Dividends are a necessity if we wish to have sustainable communities. However, we need to establish an automatic and sustainable revenue stream or the State will cut this vital program first in time of fiscal constraint.
- HB 58 - "An Act relating to a student loan repayment program for specified occupations or fields in which a shortage of qualified employees exists."
- HB 132 - "An Act authorizing municipalities and nonprofit organizations to sponsor a program to encourage the safe use of bicycles as an alternative or supplement to motor vehicles; amending the duties of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to include administration of state funds appropriated for that purpose"
Seaton's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Education should be one of the State's highest priorities. I was a member of the Legislative Education Funding Task Force which came to consensus on how to adequately fund our schools and equitably implement the district cost factor."
- Permanent Fund Dividend
- Excerpt: "I support protecting the Permanent Fund Dividend program. The Permanent Fund Dividend provides economic stabilization to a great many Alaskan families and great economic stimulus to all sectors of our retail economy. Raising revenue by reduction of the PFD means that only resident Alaskans are 'taxed'."
- Pebble Prospect
- Excerpt: "The Pebble Prospect is unique in Alaska because its estimated value and size would make it one of the largest mines in the world. It is also located in the headwaters of the largest and most valuable salmon run in the world. Infrastructure created in a Pebble development may open the entire Bristol Bay mining district to otherwise non-economic mining claims."
- Excerpt: "At this time of high oil prices and the restructured oil tax, which I supported, there is no need for any new citizen-based tax."
- Prop 2
- Excerpt: "We all know there are differences in the resources and impacts of development in different localities. Without ACMP, big government agencies apply a one-size-fits-all standard to development and do not recognize the uniqueness of local area concerns. This is true for federal agencies such as the EPA or Dept. of Interior. The ACMP is a states' rights issue, giving the state authority to impose conditions on federal development, and giving local communities a voice against big government."
Seaton ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 30. He defeated Jon Faulkner in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. Seaton won re-election in the general election.
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Paul Seaton Incumbent||71.8%||6,287|
|Democratic||Elizabeth R. Diament||27.5%||2,413|
|Alaska House of Representatives, District 30 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Paul Seaton Incumbent||54.8%||2,044|
In 2008 Seaton was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 35. Seaton (R) finished with 5,827 votes while his opponent Philip Alderfer (D) finished with 2,886 votes. Seaton raised $36,162 for his campaign fund.
|Alaska House of Representatives District 35|
|Paul Seaton (R)||5,827|
|Philip Alderfer (D)||2,886|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Seaton raised $17,270 in contributions. 
His two largest contributors were:
In 2008 Seaton raised $36,162 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.
|Alaska Assoc of Realtors||$1,000|
Seaton and his wife Tina have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Paul + Seaton + Alaska + House"
- Regional development programs fight to stay afloat - The Arctic Sounder
- Residents talk fish to Seaton, Micciche - Homer News
- Political shenanigans shut down Kenai Economic Development District funding - Homer Tribune
- Rep. Seaton's bill breaks up scallop monopoly - Homer Tribune
- Democrats hope to hold these 9 seats in 2014 - MSNBC
- Fairbanks borough economic development funds take a hit - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
- Business News - Kenai Peninsula Online
- UFO Hearing Seeks to Pursue the Extraterrestrial Truth - KLAS-TV
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- Paul Seaton's campaign website
- Alaska State Legislature - Representative Paul Seaton
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2004, 2002
- Alaska's House Majority - Paul Seaton profile
- Paul Seaton on Facebook
- Paul Seaton on LinkedIn
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Seaton
- ↑ Alaska House of Representatives of Representatives "House Majority Members" Accessed September 18, 2012
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Seaton Issue Positions
- ↑ Alaska Legislature - Bills Sponsored/Co-Sponsored by Rep. Seaton
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ 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
- ↑ August 24, 2010 primary results
- ↑ November 2, 2010 election results
- ↑ Alaska House of Representatives official election results
- ↑ Campaign funds
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Alaska House of Representatives District 30
| Succeeded by|
|Alaska House of Representatives District 35
| Succeeded by|
Alan Austerman (R)