Alaska House of Representatives, District 33
Waisanen was a candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008.
Waisanen earned his BS in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1967. He went on to receive his MS in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Superior in 1974.
Waisanen and his wife, Sharon, have two children.
Waisanen was unopposed in the August 24 primary. He was defeated by incumbent Republican Kurt Olson in the November 2 general election.
|Alaska House of Representatives District 33 General Election (2010)|
|Kurt Olson (R)||4,995|
|Richard Waisanen (D)||1,525|