Senator Jerry Ward
District E - Republican

Session (Jan - May):

State Capitol, Room 423
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4940
Fax: (907) 465-3766
Senator_Jerry_Ward@Legis.state.ak.us

Interim (June - Dec):

716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 450
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 258-8183
Fax: (907) 258-0820

Kenai District Office:

145 Main Street Loop
Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: (907) 283-7996
Fax: (907) 283-3075

Elected to the House 1982
Elected to the Senate in 1996

Staff

Craig Johnson

- Special Assistant
- Department of Corrections Budget
- Cuts red tape and get answers
- E-Mail:
Craig_Johnson@Legis.state.ak.us

Amy Ragula

- Special Assistant
- Specializing in Healthcare Issues
- Kenai Office Manager
- E-Mail:
Amy_Ragula@Legis.state.ak.us

Biography

Date of Birth: July 19, 1948; Anchorage, Alaska.
Spouse: Margaret
Children: Katheleen Bloodgood, Kirsten Deacon, Jeri Ann Ward.
Occupation: Real Estate Businessman.
Length of Residency in Alaska: 49 years, 1948-Present.
Education: High School: West High School, 1966, GED; Technical/Vocational: Heavy Equipment School, Navy Sea Bees
Military Service: Viet Nam: U.S. Navy, 3 years 7 months, Construction Man, Viet Nam; Service Medal, Honorable Discharge.
Political and Government Positions: Past Member, Municipal Health Commission; Commissioner, Municipal Transportation; Commissioner, Municipal Veteran Affairs; Representative, Alaska House of Representatives in the Thirteenth Legislative Session; Rural Affairs Coordinator, Department of Corrections; Legislative Aide.
Business and Professional Positions: Real Estate Businessman
Service Organization(s) Membership: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10252, American Legion Post 28.
Special Interests: Fishing, hunting, and boating.

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Press Releases

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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the following legislation

SB 68: An Act relating to the Task Force on Privatization; and providing for an effective date.
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SB 125: An Act relating to the extension of contracts for the sale and delivery of in-bond merchandise at international airports.
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SB 181: An Act relating to assistance for abortions under the general relief program; and relating to financial responsibility for the costs of abortions.
SB 182: An Act relating to the establishment and operation of charter schools.
SB 207: An Act relating to penalties for sales or gifts of tobacco to persons under 19 years of age, to possession of tobacco by a person under 19 years of age, and to penalties on cigarette tax and tobacco tax licensees for selling or giving cigarettes or tobacco to persons under 19 years of age.
SB 209: An Act relating to the Task Force on Privatization; and providing for an effective date.
SB 242: An Act providing for the forfeiture of good time sentence credits of sex offenders who fail to successfully complete sex offender treatment programs.
SB 243: An Act relating to special request Alaska Zoo license plates.
SB 244: An Act relating to polygraph or other lie-detecting testing for certain correctional officers.
SB 248: An Act authorizing an advisory vote concerning partial-birth abortions.
SB 249: An Act authorizing an advisory vote on whether the legislature should propose amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to the use of income of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 274: An Act relating to fees for probation and parole.
SB 308: An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement to lease replacement facilities for the Sixth Avenue Jail for the confinement and care of prisoners with the Municipality of Anchorage; and providing for an effective date.
SB 309: An Act relating to the use of force by peace officers and correctional officers.
SB 310: An Act relating to prisoners, to correctional facilities, and to probation and parole.
SB 311: An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Health and Social Services to enter into an agreement to lease space in a juvenile detention home or institution.
SB 326: An Act relating to the requirements for the registration of sex offenders; and providing for an effective date.
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SCR 4: Relating to declaring March 1997 as Sobriety Awarenss Month.
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SCR 21: Relating to declaring March 1998 as Sobriety Awareness Month.
SJR 34: 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.
SJR 37: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to parental consent or notification before an abortion is provided to a minor.

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Co-Sponsor of the following legislation

HB 16: Relating to delinquent minors, to the taking of action based on the alleged criminal misconduct of ceratin minors, to the services to be provided to the victims of criminal misconduct of minors, and to agency records involving minors alleged to be delinquent based on their criminal misconduct; and amending Rule 19 and repealing Rules 6, 7, 11(a), 12(a), and 21(f), Alaska Delinquency Rules.
HB 65: An Act relating to partial-birth abortions.
HB 158: An Act relating to attendance at a public school on a part-time basis.
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 356: An Act establishing the Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska; and providing for an effective date.
HJR 12: Urging the Secretary of the interior to conduct competitive oil and gas lease sales within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
HJR 16: Relating to a federal balanced budget amendment.
HJR 22: Relating to the maritime boundary between Alaska and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
HJR 51: Relating to support for H.R. 2924, which allows certain Alaska Native Vietnam veterans and the Elim Native Corporation to select land under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
HJR 52: Relating to opposition to the designation of any rivers in Alaska as American Heritage Rivers under the American Heritage Rivers initiative.
HJR 53: Relating to support for federal legislation providing for the continuation of the University of Alaska by the conveyance of federal land to the university.
HJR 62: Relating to bringing Balto back to Alaska.
SB 17: An Act creating the crime of criminal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
SB 70: An Act defining the offenses of unlawful discharge of a firearm; and relating to the commission of those offenses by minors.
SB 77: An Act relating to the Alaska Day of Prayer.
SB 134: An Act relating to home schooling for elementary and secondary students.
SB 180: An Act relating to state rights-of-way.
SB 216: An Act providing for the civil commitment of sexually violent predators.
SB 278: An Act making a special appropriation to the principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
SB 307: An Act relating to conditions for filling vacancies in the office of United States senator; and providing for an effective date.
SB 321: An Act relating to assisted living homes.
SCR 11: Creating the Long-Term Care Task Force.
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.
SJR 7: Supporting continued funding of the Alaska National Guard Youth Corps Challenge Program.
SJR 9: Urging the United States Congress to pass legislation to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, to oil and gas exploration, development, and production.
SJR 28: Requesting the federal government to conduct an audit of the Alaska Native regional corporations to determine their compliance with the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and to review the accountability of the corporations to their shareholders.
SJR 37: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to parental consent or notification before an abortion is provided to a minor.
SJR 40: Relating to the fisheries management fee proposed by President Clinton.

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