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Lyman Hoffman
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Alaska State Senate District S
In office
1991-1992, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 23, 2017
Years in position (current service)19
Years in position (previous service)1
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives
1986-1990, 1993-1994
City Manager, Bethel
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alaska, 1974
BirthdayFebruary 13, 1950
Place of birthBethel, AK
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Personal website
Lyman F. Hoffman (b. February 13, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District S since 1995. He previously served the same district from 1991 to 1992. Hoffman was a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1986 through 1990, and from 1993 through 1994. He was also the city manager of Bethel from 1977-85.

Hoffman earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Alaska in 1974.

Committee assignments


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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Community & Regional Affairs
Senate World Trade
Legislative Council


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


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



See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Hoffman won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 19 (S). He ran unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2] Hoffman won re-election in the general election.[3]


See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2010

Hoffman won re-election to the District S Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the November 2 general election.[4]


In 2006 Hoffman was re-elected to the Alaska State Senate. Hoffman finished with 5,010 votes while his opponent Norman Ayagalria finished with 2,234.[5] Hoffman raised $38,490 for his campaign fund.[6]

Alaska State Senate, District S (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lyman Hoffman (D) 5,010
Norman Ayagalria (R) 2,234

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Hoffman raised $40,393 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $2,000
Alaska Association Of Realtors $2,000
Alaska Public Employees Association $2,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $2,000


In 2006, Hoffman collected $38,490 in donations.[8]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Lynn Reinwand $2,000
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $1,000
John Cowdery $1,000
Juanita Cowdery $1,000
Tesoro Corp $1,000

Bill Sponsorship

Here is a list of the bills sponsored by Senator Lyman Hoffman.

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Hoffman was born in Bethel, Alaska. He has two children and lives with his wife Lillian in Anchorage, Alaska.

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