Alan Austerman

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Alan Austerman
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Alaska House of Representatives District 35
Incumbent
In office
1994-2000, 2009-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position (current service)5
Years in position (previous service)6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
House Majority Leader, Alaska House of Representatives
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska State Senate
2000-2003
Education
High schoolKodiak High School, 1958-1961
Personal
BirthdayMay 23, 1943
Place of birthEverett, WA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Alan Austerman (b. May 23, 1943) is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 35 since 2009. He served as House Majority Leader in the 2011-2012 session.

Austerman previously served in the House from 1994-2000. He was elected to the Alaska State Senate in 2000, and resigned from the position in February 2003.

He is currently the owner/operator of Alan Austerman Consulting and Lobbyist Services. He served as a Sergeant (E-5) in the Alaska National Guard and worked in the Kodiak Police Department.

Austerman sits on the Board of Directors of the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation, and is a member of the Council of State Governments - West, Energy & Environment Committee, Ducks Unlimited, and the Kodiak Alaska State Parks Advisory Committee.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Co-Chair
Legislative Budget and Audit
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

  • 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"
  • HB 186 - "An Act declaring that certain firearms and accessories are exempt from federal regulation."[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Austerman ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 35. He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Austerman won re-election in the general election.[5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Austerman Incumbent 96.8% 5,226
     Write-in Write-in 3.2% 175
Total Votes 5,401

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Austerman won re-election to the 36th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary.[6] He defeated Terry J. Haines in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 36 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Austerman (R) 3,053
Terry J. Haines (D) 1,405

2008

In 2008 Austerman was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 36. Austerman (R) finished with 3,245 votes while his opponent Andrew Lundquist (D) finished with 2,805 votes.[8] Austerman raised $24,159 for his campaign fund.[9]

Alaska House of Representatives District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Austerman (R) 3,245
Andrew Lundquist (D) 2,805

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Austerman raised $14,930 in contributions. [10]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alaska Communications Systems $1,200
Neeser, Gerald E $1,000
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $1,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $1,000
Reinwand, Lynn $1,000
Stone, Clifford $1,000

2008

In 2008 Austerman raised $24,159 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[11]

Contributor 2008 total
AK Republican Party $2,000
AK Assoc of Realtors $1,000
Alan Austerman $1,000
Southeast Alaska Seiners $1,000
Clem Tillion $500

Personal

Austerman and his wife Ginny have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 35
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 36
1994-2000, 2009-2013
Succeeded by
Bryce Edgmon (D)