Alan S. Dick

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Alan Dick
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Alaska House of Representatives District 6
Former member
In office
January 24, 2011-January 24, 2013
Base salary$50,400 per year
Per diemTied to federal rate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionConstruction worker/pilot
Campaign website
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Alan S. Dick is a former Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 6th District from 2011 to 2013. He ran for re-election in 2012 but was defeated and replaced by Eric A. Feige (R).

Dick has worked as a construction worker, an educator, and a private pilot.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dick served on the following committees:[1]

  • Subcommittee on Education and Early Development
  • Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation
  • Subcommittee on Fish and Game
  • Subcommittee on Health and Social Services


Campaign themes


Dick listed the following state issues on his website:

  • Independence
Excerpt: "As a State, we need to become more independent. We need to carefully but deliberately utilize our natural resources."
  • Schools
Excerpt: "Schools should reflect the unique nature of each community. The current model is NOT working well."
  • Self sufficiency
Excerpt: "All communities need to become economically more self-sufficient. "
  • Outmigration
Excerpt: "Outmigration of villages and small towns can be reversed by honestly identifying the problems and dealing with them. Financial accountability for resources given to the villages heads the list."
  • Representation
Excerpt: "As I talk with people in our district, representation is the biggest issue! Many people say they have been unrepresented or under-represented in both the House and the Senate."
  • Fuel costs
Excerpt: "Fuel costs are staggering for remote villages. I am learning exciting possibilities and will be pursuing the solutions and urge you to share your ideas for of how to cut energy expenses for all of us."[2]



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dick ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 38 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012, Republican primary and was challenged by incumbent David Guttenberg (D) and Dorothy Shockley (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Dick was defeated in the general election.[5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Guttenberg Incumbent 45.5% 2,894
     Republican Alan S. Dick Incumbent 40.6% 2,583
     Independent Dorothy J. Shockley 13.5% 857
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 21
Total Votes 6,355


See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dick was unopposed in the August 24 primary.[6] He then defeated incumbent Democrat Woodie Salmon in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Alan S. Dick (R) 3,131 58.16%
Woodie Salmon (D) 2,210 41.06%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Dick raised $13,936 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alaska Republican Party $4,000
Graphic North $2,245
Moon, Matt $1,500
Republican Women Fairbanks $1,500


Abortion comments

In March 2012, Dick came under fire for comments he made suggesting women should obtain signed permission from the father of a fetus in order to have an abortion.

A week after making the comments, Dick issued a statement, saying, “Last week in a committee hearing on funding of abortions, I made a less than artful comparison. I have received several phone calls from women who were offended. I’ve listened to what they said. I realize how what I said could be taken to be hurtful — it was for the women who called — and I apologize.”[9]

Ethics violations

In September 2013, the Legislative Ethics Committee fined Dick $18,000 after finding him guilty of five violations of the Ethics Act. Three other allegations, also filed in December 2012, were dismissed. The $18,000 fine is the largest levied against a legislature because of an ethics violation in recent times. Two of the charges stem from his use of his legislative office as a residence for his family and to run campaign activities. The other violations relate to using state resources for his own personal campaign, including having employees prepare materials for a debate and combining legislative travel with campaign activities. “He seemed to operate under the premise that rules and regulations regarding legislative travel did not apply to him," said the official news release.[10]


Dick and his wife, Helen, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Woodie Salmon (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 6
Succeeded by
Eric A. Feige (R)