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Representative Gail Phillips
District 7 - Republican

Session:

State Capitol, Room 208
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-2689
Fax: (907) 465-3472

Interim:

126 W Pioneer Ave, Suite 3, Homer, AK 99603
Phone: (907) 235-2921 --- Fax: (907) 235-4008 (at LIO)
716 W 4th, Suite 620, Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 258-8164 --- Fax: (907) 258-1642
(see also Session address)

Elected to the House 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996

Staff

Judith Jordan, Judi_Jordan@Legis.state.ak.us
Myrna Maynard,
Myrna_Maynard@Legis.state.ak.us
Pat Springer,
Pat_Springer@Legis.state.ak.us

Biography

Date/Place of Birth: 5/15/44; Juneau, AK
Occupation: Public Service
Spouse: Walter
Children: Robin, Kim
Residency in Alaska: Lifelong; Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Homer
Education: High School - Nome High School, 1958-62; College - University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1962-67, B.A. Business Education; Post Graduate - University of Alaska, Miscellaneous Courses
Political and Government Positions: State Representative, 1991-present; House Speaker, 1995-present; House Majority Leader, 1993-94; Legislative Aide to Senate President, 1989-90; Legislative Committee & Chair, Alaska State Municipal League; Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, 1986-88; Homer City Council, 1981-84
Major Accomplishments as Speaker: Developed and fulfilled Commitment to Alaska (series of legislative priorities); reduced state spending by $130 million; led successful efforts resulting in teacher tenure reform, student and teacher standards, tort reform (after 15 year effort), welfare reform and mining incentives; opened trade relationships with Russia, and led Speaker Newt Gingrich on 3 state western tour of public lands.
Legislative Organizations
: Member in National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL), Council of State Governments (CSG), American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Western States Coalition (WSC).
Business and Professional Positions
: Partner, Lindphil Mining Company, 1983-present; Owner, Quiet Sports Store, 1978-84; Executive Secretary, Wein Air Alaska, 1975-78; Executive Secretary, Western Airlines, 1969-75; Business Education Teacher, Nome High School, 1967-69
Service Organization(s) Membership: State Secretary, Republican Party of Alaska, 1982-88; University of Alaska College Fellows; Past Chair and Board Member, Kenai Peninsula College Council; Board Member, Resource Development Council; Joint Agency Task Force on Kenai Peninsula Spruce Beetle Problem; Homer Emblem Club; Pioneers of Alaska
Special Interests: Family and friends, politics, mining, statewide transportation improvements, Homer United Methodist Church

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Press Releases

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Speeches

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 227: An Act relating to the Alaska Capital Improvement Project Authority; relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; and providing for an effective date.
HB 357: An Act relating to the Special Olympics World Winter Games to be held in Anchorage in the year 2001; establishing a reserve fund for the games; providing certain duties and authority for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority regarding financing for those games; and providing for an effective date.
HB 373: An Act relating to forests and forestry practices.
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HCR 8: Creating the Deferred Maintenance Task Force.
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HCR 11: Urging the Attorney General of the State of Alaska to use every appropriate resource and due diligence to defend the state's interests in the civil action filed against the state challenging the 1996 revisions of the Northstar unit leases, and respectfully requesting the Superior Court of the State of Alaska to give expeditious consideration to the matter.
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HJR 45: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to a biennial state budget, to the appropriation limit, and to appropriations from the budget reserve fund.

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Co-Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 4: Withdrawn by Sponsor: An Act relating to permits issued by the Department of Fish and Game for activities in anadromous fish streams, to forest land use plans prepared by the Department of Natural Resources, to rights-of-way, easements, and permits issued by the Department of Natural Resources, and to disposal of state land and interests in state land.
HB 6: An Act amending laws relating to the disclosure of information relating to certain minors.
HB 116: An Act relating to worker's compensation self-insurance.
HB 241: An Act relating to payment assistance for costs of residing in the Alaska Pioneers' Home, and providing that certain income and assets of a resident shall be disregarded in determining payment assistance, including income from any source in an amount up to $100, cash dividends and other income up to $2,000 received under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, a permanent fund dividend, an amount for burial expenses of the resident, the resident's spouse and dependents of the resident, the primary residence of the resident's spouse or a dependent of the resident, and other property up to a total value of $5,000; and providing for an effective date.
HB 309: An Act naming the Robert B. Atwood Building.
HB 334: An Act relating to wavier of tuition and fees for certain family members of a police officer killed in the line of duty; 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.
HB 356: An Act establishing the Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HB 363: An Act relating to social security numbers; providing for the limitation of use of social security numbers; and making the improper use of a social security number a prohibited unfair trade practice.
HCR 1: Relating to a new Alaska liquefied natural gas project.
HCR 4: Relating to records generated and maintained by the Department of Health and Social Services.
HCR 11: Urging the Attorney General of the State of Alaska to use every appropriate resource and due diligence to defend the state's interests in the civil action filed against the state challenging the 1996 revisions of the Northstar unit leases, and respectfully requesting the Superior Court of the State of Alaska to give expeditious consideration to the matter.
HCR 18: Declaring 1997 to be observed as the 80th Anniversery of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and recognizing the vital role played by the Univerisity of Alaska Fairbanks.
HJR 2: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to repeal of regulations by the legislature.
HJR 14: Relating to supporting the "American Land Sovereignty Protection Act."
HJR 47: Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the nomination, selection, appointment, and public approval or rejection of justices of the supreme court and of judges of courts established by the legislature that have as an exclusive purpose the exercise of appellate jurisdiction over judicial acts and proceedings, and requiring legislative confirmation of those justices and judges and of the appointed members of the judicial council.
HJR 59: Relating to an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting desecration of the Flag of the United States.
SB 175: An Act relating to revenue bonds issued by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority for interties between Healy and Fairbanks and between Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula; and providing for an effective date.
SJR 3: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska limiting the rights of prisoners to those required under the Constitution of the United States.

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District Information

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