Hollis French, II
|Alaska State Senate District J|
|January 26, 2015|
|Years in position||12|
|Per diem||$238 or $253/day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Alaska, 1990|
|J.D.||Cornell Law School, 1995|
|Date of birth||October 11, 1958|
|Place of birth||Newton, MA|
French earned a B.A. in English from University of Alaska in 1990. He later went on to earn a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1995.
Prior to serving in the Senate, French served as as Assistant District Attorney from 1996-2002 and a law clerk from 1995-1996.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, French served on the following committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Administrative Regulation Review|
|• Legislative Ethics|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, French served on these committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Administrative Regulation Review, Chair|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Legislative Budget and Audit|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, French served on these committees:
|Alaska Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Community & Regional Affairs|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• State Affairs|
- See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012
French won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 10 (J). He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012 Democratic primary and defeated Bob Bell (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Alaska State Senate, District 10 (J), General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Hollis French, II Incumbent||50.2%||7,605|
Following the implementation of Alaska's 2011 redistricting plan, French announced that he would he would start campaigning in his new district early to overcome a lack of name recognition. Noting that his new district "is a little more conservative" than his current one, he said he wanted to "start introducing [himself] to the people in my new district as soon as I can."
|Alaska State Senate, District M (2008)|
|Hollis French (D)||9,503||90.71%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
French raised no money in the 2010 election cycle.
In 2008, French collected $37,117 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Public Safety Employees Association||$2,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 1547||$2,000|
|Alaska Region Council of Carpenters Local 1281||$2,000|
|Alaska Public Employees Association||$1,500|
|Alaska State Employees Association Local 52||$1,500|
French was born in Newton, Massachusetts. He has one child and lives with his wife Peggy in Anchorage, Alaska.
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- Hollis French official 2010 campaign site for Governor
- Alaska State Senate website of Senator Hollis French
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006 2004 2002 2000
- Alaska State Senate Bipartisan Working Group biography
- Hollis French official State Senate campaign site
- 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
- Anchorage Daily News, "Redistricting pushes French to start campaigning a year early," June 23, 2011.
- "Alaska State Senate official election results"
- "Campaign funds"
- 2008 contributions to Johnny Ellis
|Alaska State Senate District J
| Succeeded by|
|Alaska State Senate District M
| Succeeded by|
Anna Fairclough (R)