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Paul Seaton
Alaska House of Representatives District 35
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 24, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Owner, K-N-S, Marine
Website House site
Paul Seaton is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 35th District since 2003.

Seaton is the owner of K-N-S Marine, and has worked as a cook inlet keeper, fisherman, teacher, and in the tree clearing business.

He is a member of a number of organizations, including the National Education Association, Alaska Marine Conservation Council, Homer Little League Board, National Research Council Board - Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, Kachemak Bay Rotary Club, and the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust.[1]

Issue positions

Seaton did not provide answers to the 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. His answers to the Alaska State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his legislative priorities he replied:

  • 1. Education funding across the State is not equitable because the Geographic Cost Differential factors that have twice been identified and studied under legislative contract have not been incorporated into the school Foundation Formula.
  • 2. We must find a mechanism to fairly fund the debt of the State run PERS/TRS System. The current method of only raising employer contribution rates is unsustainable if services are not going to be drastically curtailed.
  • 3. Municipal revenue sharing or Community Dividends are a necessity if we wish to have sustainable communities. However, we need to establish an automatic and sustainable revenue stream or the State will cut this vital program first in time of fiscal constraint.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Seaton has been appointed to these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Administration
  • Subcommittee on Education and Early Development
  • Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation


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

  • Subcommittee on Commerce, Community and Economic Development
  • Subcommittee on Education and Early Development
  • Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation
  • Subcommittee on Law

  • HB 58 - "An Act relating to a student loan repayment program for specified occupations or fields in which a shortage of qualified employees exists."
  • HB 132 - "An Act authorizing municipalities and nonprofit organizations to sponsor a program to encourage the safe use of bicycles as an alternative or supplement to motor vehicles; amending the duties of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development to include administration of state funds appropriated for that purpose"[3]



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Seaton won re-election to the 35th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary election or the November 2 general election.[4],[5]


In 2008 Seaton was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 35. Seaton (R) finished with 5,827 votes while his opponent Philip Alderfer (D) finished with 2,886 votes.[6] Seaton raised $36,162 for his campaign fund.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 35
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Seaton (R) 5,827
Philip Alderfer (D) 2,886

Campaign donors


In 2008 Seaton raised $36,162 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[8]

Contributor 2008 total
Carol Lindsey $1,000
Cass Crandall $1,000
Alaska Assoc of Realtors $1,000
Vincent Goddard $1,000
John Crandall $1,000

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Alaska State House District 35
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