Scott Kawasaki

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Scott Kawasaki
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Alaska House of Representatives District 4
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$50,400 per year
Per diemTied to federal rate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayMarch 20, 1975
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Scott J. Kawasaki (b. March 20, 1975) is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 9th District from 2007 to 2013, and the 4th District since January 28, 2013. Prior to his election to the House he served on the Fairbanks City Council from 1999-2005.

Kawasaki worked as a Senior Patient Representative at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital from 1999-2008. He is a member of Rotary Golden Heart, American Council of Young Political Leaders, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Board, American Red Cross, Big Brothers/Sisters of America, and the National Rifle Association.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Corrections
  • Subcommittee on Court System
  • Subcommittee on Public Safety

2009-2010

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

  • Subcommittee on Corrections
  • Subcommittee on Court System
  • Subcommittee on Public Safety

Issues

  • HB 69 - "An Act establishing in the Department of Education and Early Development a voluntary parent education home visiting program for pre-elementary aged children; and establishing a rating system for early childhood education."
  • HB 173 - "An Act authorizing the conveyance of certain land of the Alaska Railroad Corporation to the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and providing for an effective date."
  • HB 233 - "An Act relating to misconduct involving weapons in the third degree." [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kawasaki won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 4. He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012 Democratic primary and defeated David Pruhs (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Kawasaki Incumbent 51.4% 3,160
     Republican David Pruhs 48.6% 2,992
Total Votes 6,152

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kawasaki won re-election to the 9th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the August 24 primary.[6] He defeated Joseph A. Michel in the November 2 general election.[7]

Alaska House of Representatives District 9 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Kawasaki (D) 2,605 53.77%
Joseph A. Michel (R) 2,223 45.88%

2008

In 2008 Kawasaki was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 9. Kawasaki (D) finished with 3,304 votes while his opponent Sue Hull (R) finished with 3,014 votes.[8] Kawasaki raised $102,906 for his campaign fund.[9]

Alaska House of Representatives District 9
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Kawasaki (D) 3,304
Sue Hull (R) 3,014

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Kawasaki raised $471,119 in contributions. [10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Tilsworth, Tim $22,507
Carney, Susan M $18,965
Wiltse, Flora Louise $13,162
Fernandez, Gloria $12,062

2008

In 2008 Kawasaki raised $102,906 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[11]

Contributor 2008 total
House Democratic Campaign Cmte $7,500
Electrical Workers Local 1547 $3,000
AK Public Employees Assoc $2,000
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $2,000
Operating Engineers Local 302 $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 4
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 9
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Lynn Gattis (R)