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Pete Higgins

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Pete Higgins
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Alaska House of Representatives District 5
Incumbent
In office
January 28, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Pete Higgins is a Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Higgins attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks, earned his Certificate as an Airplane Mechanic for the Hutchinson Career Development Center, and earned his DDS from Creighton in 1999.

Higgins' professional experience includes working as an employee of Markair, Friendship Air, Alaska Pipeline, and Air North and as a dentist/business owner. Higgins served in the Alaska Air National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Health & Social Services, Chair
Economic Development, Trade & Tourism
Energy
Military & Veterans' Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Higgins's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Alaska’s Natural Resources
Excerpt: "Responsible resource development is Alaska’s future. Whether it is oil, gas, fishing, tourism or mining, I support the industries that support Alaska. We all want a pipeline and we need living wage jobs in Fairbanks and other parts of our State. Let's get to work developing the industries that will bring these jobs to the Interior."
  • Economic Growth
Excerpt: "Development of our primary resources will spur economic growth and strengthen our economy. In addition, value added resource development will provide long-term Alaskan jobs. The availability of low cost energy will provide a climate that is necessary for new industry development."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "Alaska needs to develop low cost sustainable energy and Fairbanks needs to benefit from it. I pay electric bills for three offices and my home. Do I have an interest in developing low cost energy? I certainly do. "
  • Experience
Excerpt: "Many people have asked, “Why would a Dentist want to run for government office?” My answer is clear; I am concerned and motivated to the point of action! Much has been said this election cycle about Private Sector individuals serving in elected positions in Juneau."
  • Family
Excerpt: "My wife Christine and I have three sons and two daughters, and I have one daughter from a previous marriage. I love all of my children and my role as their father is the most sacred stewardship that I have. The family is the foundational unit of our society; therefore I support legislation that protects the family unit. Liberal agendas are continuously eroding families and infringing on the rights of parents."

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Higgins won election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 5. He defeated Aaron Lojewski in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary and defeated David Watts (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Higgins 53.7% 3,950
     Democratic David Watts 46.3% 3,410
Total Votes 7,360
Alaska House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Higgins 52% 1,423
Aaron Lojewski 48% 1,315
Total Votes 2,738

2010

See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2010

Higgins was unopposed in the August 24 primary. He was defeated by incumbent Democrat Joe Thomas in the November 2 general election.[5]

Alaska State Senate, District D General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Thomas (D) 9,723
Pete Higgins (R) 7,245

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Personal

Higgins is married and has five children.[6]

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