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Kyle Johansen
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Alaska House of Representatives
District 1
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 24, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyIndependent
Compensation
Base salary$50,400 per year
Per diemTied to federal rate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWashington State University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 13, 1967
ProfessionOwner, Johansen Consulting Company
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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Kyle Johansen (b. July 13, 1967) is currently a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 1st District since 2007. He was seeking re-election as an Independent in 2012. Johansen was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Johansen is the Owner of the Johansen Consulting Company, and previously served as a legislative aide to Representative Bill Williams from 1994-2000. He received his BA in Elementary Education from Washington State University.[2]

Johansen is running for re-election in 2012 as an Independent candidate in the 33rd District.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Workforce Development
  • Subcommittee on Revenue

2009-2010

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

  • Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force
  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Community and Economic Development
  • Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation
  • Subcommittee on Labor and Workforce Development
  • Subcommittee on Revenue

Issues

  • HB 35 - "An Act relating to notice and consent for a minor's abortion; relating to penalties for performing an abortion; relating to a judicial bypass procedure for an abortion; relating to coercion of a minor to have an abortion; and relating to reporting of abortions performed on minors."
  • HB 209 - "An Act providing for a surcharge on oil produced in the state and delivered to a state that imposes a tax on fuel delivered to this state."[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johansen initially filed for re-election in District 33 as a Republican, but ultimately he decided to instead run as an Independent.[4] Johansen says he will better serve the voters by running as an Independent. "Frankly, I'm just kind of disheartened by party politics in general. A lot of it is personality-driven and I'm focusing on issues and moving this district forward and the state forward in all the things that we deal with," Johansen said.[5] Johansen was challenged by Matt Olsen (D) and incumbent Peggy Wilson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Johansen was defeated in the general election.[6]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Wilson Incumbent 58% 4,131
     Democratic Matt Olsen 32.7% 2,332
     Independent Kyle B. Johansen Incumbent 9% 641
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 20
Total Votes 7,124

2011 recall

See also: Kyle Johansen recall, Alaska (2011)

An effort was launched in February 2011 to recall Johansen from office based on events surrounding a Republican state house caucus meeting in November 2010, at which time Johansen resigned a leadership position in the caucus and walked out.[7]

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johansen won re-election to the 1st District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary. He defeated Ottar Mobley in the November 2 general election.[8]

Alaska House of Representatives District 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kyle Johansen (R) 3,433 67.51%
Ottar Mobley (D) 1,640 32.25%

2008

In 2008 Johansen was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 1. He was unopposed in the election and finished with 5,327 votes.[9] Johansen raised $26,529 for his campaign fund.[10]

Alaska House of Representatives District 1
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kyle Johansen (R) 5,327

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Johansen raised $22,275 in contributions. [11]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Best Buy $2,472
BP North America $1,000
Alaska Association Of Realtors $1,000
Neeser, Gerald E $1,000
Associated General Contractors Of Alaska $1,000
Jansen, Jim $1,000

2008

In 2008 Johansen raised $26,529 for his campaign fund. His top 5 campaign contributors in the are listed below.[12]

Contributor 2008 total
Associated General Contractors of AK $2,000
BP Alaska $2,000
Southeast Alaska Seiners $1,500
Raymond V Matiashowski $1,000
John J Conley Jr $800

Personal

Johansen and his wife Michelle have three children.

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