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

Date/Place of Birth:
August 21, 1941
McMinnville, Oregon

Residency in Alaska:
1970 - present

Occupation:
Retired Professor

Family:
Wife - Rita | pic 1 | pic 2 |
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
- 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
Majority Leader: 2005 - present
Chair, Advisory Commision on Local Government:
2005 - present
Chair, Special Committee on University Oversight:
2006 - present
Statehood Celebration Commision: 2005 - present
Vice-Chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee:
2003 - present
Chair: 2005
Armed Services Joint Committee: 2003 - present
ASC Subcommittee On Homeland Security:
2005 - present
Legislative Council Joint Committee:
2003 - present
Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2004
Co-Chair, Special Committee on Fisheries:
2003
Vice-Chair, Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task
Force: 2003
Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003 - 2004
Finance Subcommittees:
- Community & Economic Development:
2003 - present
- Corrections: 2003 - present
- Natural Resources: 2003 - 2004

Alaska State House of Representatives: 2001 - 2003
Co-Chair, Special Committee on Fisheries:
2001 - 2002
House Finance Committee: 2003
Health, Education, & Social Services Committee:
2001 - 2002
Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force:
2001 - 2002
Resources Committee: 2001 - 2002
State Affairs Committee: 2001 - 2002
Special Committee on Education: 2001 - 2002
Finance Subcommittees:
- Chair, Administration: 2003
- Chair, Natural Resources: 2003
- Education & Early Development: 2001 - 2002
- Fish & Game: 2001 - 2002
- University of Alaska: 2001 - 2002

Other Political and Government Positions:
NCSL Executive Committee: 2005 - present
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: 2001 - 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