Senate



Email: Senator.Gary.Stevens@akleg.gov
District: R
Party: Republican
Toll-Free: 800-821-4925

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 429
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-4925
Fax: 907-465-3517
Interim Contact
305 Center Ave. Suite 1
Kodiak AK, 99615
Phone: 907-486-4925
Fax: 907-486-5264

Gary Stevens

Senate District R, Republican

Date/Place of Birth:

  • August 21, 1941McMinnville, Oregon

Residency in Alaska:

  • 1970 - present

Occupation:

  • Retired Professor

Family:

  • Wife - Rita
  • Children - Anna, Matthew, Natalie

Education:

  • Taft High School, Taft, Oregon: 1955 - 1959
  • Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon - B.A.: 1959 - 1963
  • University of Oregon - M.F.A.: 1963 - 1965
  • University of Oregon - Ph.D.: 1982 - 1984

Military Service: 3 years service

  • U.S. Army - 1st Lieutenant
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • National Defense Medal

Alaska State Senate: 2003 – present

  • Senate President: 2009-2012
  • Rules Chair: 2007-2008
  • Majority Leader: 2005 – 2006
  • Community and Regional Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2008
  • Rules Committee: 2005 – 2012
  • Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003 - 2008
  • Armed Services Joint Committee: 2003 - 2006
  • Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2003 – present
  • Chair - State Affairs: 2003-2004
  • Vice - Chair State Affairs: 2007-2008
  • Chair – Committees on University Oversight: 2005-2006
  • Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission: 2005-2008
  • Local Government Advisory Commission: 2005-2006
  • Co-Chair – Higher Education / Career Readiness: 2009-2012
  • Education Committee: 2009-2013
  • Committee on Committees: 2007-2012
  • Resources Committee: 2007-2012
  • Education Funding Task Force: 2007-2008
  • Select Committee on Legislative Ethics: 2007-2012
  • Chair – Special Committee on Education: 2007-2008
  • Special Committee on Energy: 2007-2008
  • World Trade Committee: 2009-2013

Alaska State House of Representatives: 2001 - 2003

  • Co-Chair - Special Committee on Fisheries: 2001 - 2002
  • Health, Education, & Social Services Committee: 2001 - 2002
  • Vice Chair - Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force: 2001 - 2002
  • Resources Committee: 2001 - 2002
  • State Affairs Committee: 2001 - 2002
  • Special Committee on Education: 2001 - 2002

Other Political and Government Positions:

  • National Chair, Council on State Governments: 2013
  • Ex-Officio Member, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
  • Mayor, Kodiak Island Borough
  • Mayor, City of Kodiak
  • President, School Board
  • Presiding Officer, Borough Assembly
  • Board of Directors, Alaska Municipal League
  • Alaska Conference of Mayors
  • Vice-President, Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
  • Chairman, Kodiak Mayor’s Conference
  • Member, Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force
  • Ex-Officio Member, Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation: 2002
  • Host Committee, CSG Conference: 2003

Business and Professional Positions:

  • Professor, University of Alaska: 25 years
  • General Manager, Northern Processors: 5 years
  • Director, Kodiak Oral History Project
  • President, Alaska Historical Society
  • Board of Directors, Alaska Humanities Forum

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:

  • Rotary International
  • Governor, District 5010

Special Interests:

  • Alaska, U.S. History, Fine Art, Alaskan Artists