Mike Doogan

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Mike Doogan
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Alaska House of Representatives District 25
Former member
In office
2007-2013
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$189 or $234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of San Francisco, 1970
Master'sUniversity of Alaska Anchorage, 1999
Personal
BirthdayJune 7, 1948
Place of birthFairbanks, AK
ProfessionWriter
Websites
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Mike Doogan (b. June 7, 1948) is a former Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 25th District from 2007 to 2013.

Doogan works as a self-employed writer/novelist. He previously worked as Press Secretary to House/Senate Democrats (2004-2006), and Editor/Columnist with the Anchorage Daily News (1985-2004).[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Administration
  • Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Revenue
  • Subcommittee on University of Alaska

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Facilities

Issues

Doogan's answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his legislative priorities Doogan responed:

"If there is a revenue surplus again next session, I will sponsor a bill to save $1 billion by repaying that amount from the general fund to the Constitutional Budget Reserve.

I will sponsor a bill to restore the state's pension program. This should be revenue neutral."[2]

  • HB 21 - "An Act increasing the maximum assessed value that a municipality may exempt from residential property taxation and allowing cost-of-living adjustments by ordinance without voter approval."
  • HB 195 - "An Act relating to official action by electronic mail and to public records."[3]

Elections

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Doogan won re-election to the 25th District seat in 2010. He ran unopposed in the primary.[4] He defeated Thomas M. Higgins (R) and Harley Brown (L) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Alaska House of Representatives District 25 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Doogan (D) 2,863
Thomas M. Higgins (R) 1,373
Harley Brown (L) 161
Alaska House of Representatives, District 25 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Doogan (D) 1,042

2008

In 2008 Doogan was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 25. Doogan (D) finished with 3,831 votes while his opponent Lynda Placek (R) finished with 1,601 votes.[6] Doogan raised $42,975 for his campaign fund.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 25
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Doogan (D) 3,831
Lynda Placek (R) 1,601

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Doogan raised $42,225 in contributions.[8]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Operating Engineers Local 302 $2,000
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $2,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $2,000
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $2,000
Alaska Public Employees Association $2,000

2008

In 2008 Doogan raised $42,975 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[9]

Contributor 2008 total
AK State Employees Assoc Local 52 $2,000
Carpenters & Joiners Local 1281 $2,000
AK Public Employees Assoc $1,500
Operating Engineers Local 302 $1,500
Public Safety Employees Assoc $1,500

Personal

Doogan and his wife, Kathleen, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 25
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Lance Pruitt (R)