Representative Con Bunde
District 18 - Republican


State Capitol, Room 104
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4843
Fax: (907) 465-3871


716 W 4th, Suite 410
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 258-8168
Fax: (907) 258-8168

Elected to the House 1992, 1994, 1996

Staff List

Patti Swenson, Legislative Aide
can be reached at (907) 465-6824 or

Dan Saddler, Legislative Secretary
can be reached at (907) 465-4843 or

Lynne Smith, HESS Committee Aide
can be reached at (907) 465-3759 or


Date/Place of Birth: 8/4/38; Mankato, MN
Occupation: UAA Professor (retired), Commercial Pilot
Spouse: Angelene
Children: Joylene, Kurt
Residency in Alaska: Ketchikan, 1961-62; Anchorage, 1968-present
Education: High School - Mankato High School, 1953-56, College - Central Washington University, 1962-66, B.S. Speech Pathology, Post Graduate - Central Washington University, 1967-70, M.S. Speech and Hearing Pathology
Military Service: U.S. Army, Specialist 4th Class, 3 years service
Political and Government Positions: State Representative, 1993-present; Alaska Board of Fish
and Game Southcentral Citizens Advisory Committee
Business and Professional Positions: Professor, Speech Communication, UAA; Commercial Pilot; UAA Outstanding Educator of the Year, 1991
Service Organization(s) Membership: NRA; Aircraft Owners & Pilots' Association; Alaska
Outdoor Council, Alaskan Bowhunters Association; Alaska Airmen's Association; Bowhunters of America; Alaska Waterfowl Association; Alaska Sport Fishing Association;
Aviation Degree Program; Citizens Advisory Board
Special Interests: Community theater; Aviation; Alaska outdoor recreation - hunting, fishing, dog mushing; Master instructor, bowhunter education

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Press Releases

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Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 1: An Act relating to taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products; and providing for an effective date.
Overview | Sponsor Statement | Backup Information | Letters of Support |
HB 79: An Act relating to the offense of possession of tobacco by a person under 19 years of age.
Overview | Sponsor Statement |
HB 300: An Act relating to health insurance; and providing for an effective date.
HB 302: An Act relating to the University of Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HB 365: An Act relating to municipal service areas and providing for voter approval of the formation, alteration, or abolishment of certain service areas.
HB 395: Passed! Chapter 32 SLA 98 An Act relating to civil liability resulting from the use of a defibrillator in providing emergency aid.
HB 396: An Act relating to renting a motor vehicle.
HCR 19: Passed! Legislative Resolve 48 Relating to the Alaska Council of Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind.

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Co Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 7: Passed Legislature! Awaiting transmittal to the Governor Authorizing establishment of community dispute resolution centers to foster the resolution of disputes between juvenile offenders and their victims.
HB 13: Passed! Chapter 40 SLA 97 Relating to marine safety training and education programs.
HB 32: Relating to big game hunting by nonresident members of the military service.
HB 51: Passed Legislature! Awaiting transmittal to the Governor An Act relating to the Department of Environmental Conservation.
HB 58: Passed! Chapter 26 SLA 97 An Act relating to civil actions; amending Rules 49 and 68, Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure; amending Rule 702, Alaska Rules of Evidence, and providing fo ran effective date.
HB 95: An Act relating to motor vehicle registration, licensing, and insurance; and providing for an effective date.
HB 101: Passed! Chapter 6 SLA 97 An Act relating to certain irrevocable transfers in trust, to the jurisdiction governing a trust, to challenges to trusts or property transfers in trust, to the validity of trust interests, and to transfers of certain trust interests; and providing for an effective date.
HB 192: An Act regulating chemical dependency counselors; and providing for an effective date.
HB 350: An Act requiring that the cost of contraceptives and related health care services be included in health insurance coverage.
HCR 1: Passed! Legislative Resolve 2 Relating to a new Alaska liquefied natural gas project.
HCR 13: Relating to management of Alaska's wildlife resources.
HJR 12: Passed! Legislative Resolve 5 Urging the Secretary of the interior to conduct competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
HJR 53: Passed! Legislative Resolve 65 Relating to support for federal legislation providing for the continuation of the University of Alaska by the conveyance of federal land to the university.
SB 1: Passed! Chapter 49 SLA 97 Relating to living and working conditions of prisoners in correctional facilities operated by the state, and authorizing the commissioner of corrections to negotiate with providers of detention and confinement services under contract to apply those conditions and limitations on services to persons held under authority of state law at facilities operated under contract or agreement; relating to services provided to prisoners; amending the definition of "severely medically disabled" applicable to prisoners seeking special medical parole; amending provisions of the correctional industries program; and extending the termination date of the Correctional Industries Commission and the program.
SJR 7: Passed! Legislative Resolve 7 Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.

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District Information

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