State Capitol, Room 204
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: (888) 269-3879
Phone: (907) 465-3879
Fax: (907) 465-2069
716 W 4th Avenue, Suite 320
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 269-0222
Fax: (907) 269-0223
Elected to the House 1982, 1996, and 1998
Elected to the Senate 2000
Date of Birth: 1930; Missouri
Children: 3 (grown)
Occupation: Businessman, Retired.
Length of Residency in Alaska: 48 years.
Political and Government Positions: While
serving in the Alaska Legislature, I formed the first
"Anchorage Caucus". I have also worked for the
Municipality. 1996-98 Chair: International Trade and Tourism Committee. Vice-Chair: Labor and Commerce Committee. Member: Transportation, Economic Developement and Tourism Committees. 1999-2000 Chair: Rules Committee. Member: Legislative Council, Utilitiy Restructuring, Transportation, World Trade and State/Federal Relations Committees.
Business and Professional Positions: I have a
background in finance, economics and engineering which helped me
build and run a successful business. While building our company
we helped create homes, roads, businesses and jobs in our
community. I also built a solid reputation for hard work and
Special Interests: Family, music, boating,
Other: I was born in Missouri, educated in
California and came to the Territory of Alaska in 1950. Juanita and I built homes for ourselves, my parents and our children in this district. Recently we welcomed the fifth
generation to live here.
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21st Alaska State Legislature 2nd Session Republican-led Majority Adjornment Press Packet - Continuing the Commitment that's Working for Alaska!, 05-03-00
Legislature Approves Funding for State Employee Contracts - Separate Bill Provides Pay Increase
for Non-Union State Employees., 05-06-00
= John Torgerson, 39 K
House Funds State Employee Contracts - Majority's "Commitment to Alaska"
Intact - Administration Finds Last-Minute Money, Avoiding Labor Strife., 05-05-00
= Eldon Mulder, 74 K
= Eldon Mulder, 42 K
= Eldon Mulder, 120 K
Making Alaska’s Government Work for Alaskans 21st Legislature Adjourns, Leaving a Smaller,
Smarter State Government and a Safer, Stronger Alaska., 05-03-00
= Brian Porter, 73 K
= Brian Porter, 62 K
= Brian Porter, 80 K
= Eldon Mulder, 106 K
= Eldon Mulder, 98 K
= Gene Therriualt, 69 K
= Sean Parnell, 73 K
= Drue Pearce, 49 K
= Drue Pearce, 23 K
$302 Million Bond Package Funds Critical School Needs - Collaborative Effort Addresses
University, Ports & Harbors, 05-03-00
= John Torgerson, 59 K
Audio Clip Only, 04-21-00: House Rules Chairman, Representative John Cowdery, comments on
Friday's override of the Governor's veto of Senate Bill 267, which authorizes the Board of
game, as part of a game management program, to permit shooting predators on the same day
= John Cowdery, 122 K
House Passes Tobacco Bonds - Bill Utilizes "Window of Opportunity" for Tobacco
Settlement Funds., 04-21-00
Legislature Moves to Keep Drugs Away from Minors - Bill Punishes Drug Use in the Presence
of Children, 04-18-00
Bill Renaming Anchorage International Airport Would Honor Alaska's Senior
House Says Keep Drugs Away from Minors - Bill Punishes Drug Use in the Presence of
= John Cowdery, 57 K
Bill to Keep Drugs Away from Minors Survives - Cowdery Fights-off Democrats' Attempts to
Kill Measure, 03-01-00
Finance Committees Hear From Privatization Task Force, 02-09-00
= Jerry Ward, 36 K
= John Cowdery, 28 K
= John Cowdery, 15 K
Privatization Commission Prepares Final Report - Co-Chairs Recommend Process Continues, 12-14-99
= Jerry Ward, 28 K
= John Cowdery, 35 K
= John Cowdery, 33 K
1999 Press Release Archive for Representative John Cowdery
1998 Press Release Archive for Representative John Cowdery
1997 Press Release Archive for Representative John Cowdery
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Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation
: An Act relating to allowable absences from the state for purposes of
eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.
: Passed! Chapter 72, SLA 1999
An Act relating to mobile home dealers.
: Passed! Chapter 32, SLA 2000
An Act relating to the possession, manufacture, use, display, or
delivery of controlled substances while children are present.
| Sponsor Statement |
: Vetoed by Governor
An Act relating to election campaigns and legislative ethics; and providing
for an effective date.
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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation
: Passed! Chapter 14, SLA 1999
An Act relating to collection of settlement information in civil litigation;
amending Rule 41(a)(3), Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 511(e),
Alaska Rules of Appellate Procedure; and providing for an effective date.
: An Act making a special appropriation from the earnings reserve account to the principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
: Passed! Chapter 58, SLA 1999
An Act combining parts of the Department of Commerce and Economic
Development and parts of the Department of Community and Regional Affairs by
transferring some of their duties to a new Department of Commerce and Rural
Development; transferring some of the duties of the Department of Commerce
and Economic Development and the Department of Community and Regional
Affairs to other existing agencies; eliminating the Department of Commerce and
Economic Development and the Department of Community and Regional Affairs;
relating to the Department of Commerce and Rural Development and the
commissioner of commerce and rural development; adjusting the membership of
certain multi- member bodies to reflect the transfer of duties among departments
and the elimination of departments; creating the office of international trade and
relating to its duties; and providing for an effective date.
: An Act relating to civil liability for certain false or improper allegations in a civil pleading
or for certain improper acts relating to a civil action; amending Rules 79 and 82(b), Alaska Rules
of Civil Procedure.
: An Act relating to salary caps and to the power to transfer certain
positions to the classified service and entitlement to longevity increments for
certain state officials.
: Passed! Chapter 28, SLA 2000
An Act relating to the use, operation, and regulation of boats; establishing a uniform state waterway marking system; and providing for an effective date.
: Passed! Chapter 56, SLA 1999
An Act relating to management of fish and game in Glacier Bay
National Park and Preserve and navigable waters.
: An Act providing for preferential voting in state and local elections.
: Passed! Chapter 57, SLA 2000
An Act relating to payment for certain examinations in cases of sexual assault.
: Urging the Alaska Railroad Corporation to select an Alaska company
for the design and construction of three rail barges and the charter and operation
of tugboats for service between Seattle and Alaska as indicated in the Request
for Proposal 99-13-18685.
: Passed! Legislative Resolve 1
Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system.
: Urging the President of the United States and the Congress to act to ensure
that federal agencies do not retain records relating to lawful purchase or
ownership of firearms gathered through the Brady Handgun Bill instant check
: Passed! Legislative Resolve 15
Relating to the federal estate and gift taxes.
: Expressing support for a cooperative United States-Canada feasibility study on extending the North
American rail system through British Columbia and the Yukon Territory to Alaska.
: Passed! Chapter 54, SLA 1999
An Act relating to the crimes of murder, solicitation to commit murder in the
first degree, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, manslaughter, and
criminally negligent homicide; relating to homicides of children; relating to registration
as a sex offender or child kidnapper; relating to the crime of interference with custody
of a child or incompetent person; and providing for an effective date.
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Archive of Past Legislation
Measures Sponsored and Co-Sponsored by Representative John Cowdery
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