Beth Kerttula

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Beth Kerttula
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Alaska House of Representatives District 32
Incumbent
In office
1999-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State House Minority Leader
2006-Present
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 8, 1956
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Elizabeth J. 'Beth' Kerttula (b. January 8, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 32. She was first elected to the chamber in 1998. She has served as the House Minority Leader since 2006.

Biography

Kerttula's professional experience includes working as an Attorney with the Kerttula Law Office from 1998-2004, Assistant Attorney General, Commercial, Natural Resources, Oil, Gas, and Mining Section - Attorney General's Office from 1990-1998, and an Attorney with Kay, Saville, Coffey, Hopwood and Schmidt in 1988.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Committee on Committees

2011-2012

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

  • Finance Subcommittees:
  • Subcommittee on Governor
  • Subcommittee on Legislature
  • Subcommittee on Natural Resources

2009-2010

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

Issues

  • HB 45 - "An Act relating to certain investments of the Alaska permanent fund, the state's retirement systems, the State of Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan, and the deferred compensation program for state employees in companies that do business in Sudan, and restricting those investments."
  • HB 56 - "An Act relating to forgiveness of portions of education loans for certain borrowers who are residents of the state."
  • HB 96 - "An Act relating to forgiveness of interest on certain state loans secured by a lien placed on potential receipts from litigation involving claims for injury, loss, or destruction of the natural resources affected by the March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez oil spill; and providing for an effective date."[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kerttula ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 32. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3] Kerttula won re-election in the general election.[4]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Kerttula Incumbent 95.7% 7,112
     Write-in Write-in 4.3% 319
Total Votes 7,431

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kerttula won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in 2010. She had no opposition.

2008

In 2008 Kerttula was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 3. Kerttula (D) ran unopposed and finished with 6,883 votes.[5] She raised $45,866 for her campaign fund.[6]

Alaska House of Representatives District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Beth Kerttula (D) 6,883

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kerttula is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Kerttula raised a total of $447,919 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 2, 2013.[7]

Beth Kerttula's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State House, District 32 Won $13,423
2010 Alaska State House, District 3 Won $22,380
2008 Alaska State House, District 3 Won $45,866
2006 Alaska State House, District 3 Won $30,580
2004 Alaska State House, District 3 Won $70,615
2002 Alaska State House, District 3 Won $51,871
2000 Alaska State House, District 3 Won $75,039
1998 Alaska State House, District 3 Won $138,145
Grand Total Raised $447,919

2012

Kerttula won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kerttula raised a total of $13,423.
Alaska House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Beth Kerttula's campaign in 2012
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52$2,000
Alaska Association of Realtors$1,000
National Education Association Alaska$1,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$1,000
Laborers Local 942$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$13,423
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kerttula won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Kerttula raised a total of $22,380.

2008

Kerttula won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Kerttula raised a total of $45,866.

2006

Kerttula won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Kerttula raised a total of $30,580.

2004

Kerttula won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Kerttula raised a total of $70,615.

2002

Kerttula won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Kerttula raised a total of $51,871.

2000

Kerttula won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Kerttula raised a total of $75,039.

1998

Kerttula won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Kerttula raised a total of $138,145.

Personal

Kerttula is married to Jim Powell.

Kerttula is a member of the Juneau Nordic Ski Club, Alaska Native Sisterhood - Camp 2, and Alaska Legal Services Pro Bono Program.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 32
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 3
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Steve M. Thompson (R)