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Senator John Cowdery
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Representative John Cowdery Session:
State Capitol, Room 204
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Toll Free: (888) 269-3879
Phone: (907) 465-3879
Fax: (907) 465-2069
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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

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Biography

Date of Birth: 1930; Missouri
Spouse: Juanita
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 dependability.
Special Interests: Family, music, boating, flying, photography.
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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Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 132 : An Act relating to allowable absences from the state for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.
HB 167 : Passed! Chapter 72, SLA 1999 An Act relating to mobile home dealers.
HB 180 : Passed! Chapter 32, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the possession, manufacture, use, display, or delivery of controlled substances while children are present.
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HB 225 : 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

HB 9 : 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.
HB 18 : An Act making a special appropriation from the earnings reserve account to the principal of the permanent fund; and providing for an effective date.
HB 40 : 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.
HB 42 : 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.
HB 74 : 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.
HB 108 : 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.
HB 109 : Passed! Chapter 56, SLA 1999 An Act relating to management of fish and game in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and navigable waters.
HB 141 : An Act providing for preferential voting in state and local elections.
HB 270 : Passed! Chapter 57, SLA 2000 An Act relating to payment for certain examinations in cases of sexual assault.
HCR 8 : 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.
HJR 8 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 1 Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system.
HJR 9 : 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 system.
HJR 34 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 15 Relating to the federal estate and gift taxes.
HJR 51 : 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.
SB 3 : 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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