State Capitol, Room 410
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-3789
Fax: (907) 465-3242
PO Box 1630
Nome, AK 99762-1630
Phone: (907) 443-5036
Phone: (907) 269-0272
Fax: (907) 269-0273
Elected to the House 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998
Date/Place of Birth: August 9, 1946; Nome, Alaska
Occupation: Air Taxi (retired)
Children: Neal, Jimmy, Myria, Justin, Tiffany, Richard, Nathan, Ramsey, Chandler
Residency in Alaska: Lifelong; Nome
Nome High School, 1964, Diploma;
Military Service: U.S. Army, Captain, 3 years service
College - University of Alaska, 1968, B.B.A.
Awards: Vietnam Service Medal (2 tours); Bronze Star Medal
Political and Government Positions:
State Representative, 1989-present;
Business and Professional Positions:
Chair, Transporation, 1991-94;
Member, Finance, 1993-94;
Member, Bush Caucus, 1989-94
Board Member, Sitnasuak Native Corporation;
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Bering Straits Native Corporation;
Former Board Member, Nome Eskimo Community (IRA Council)
Former Board Member, Nome Community Center;
Norton Sound Health Corporation;
NW Community College;
Rotary and Lions Clubs;
Pioneer Igloo #1;
Federal Selective Service Board;
Nome Planning and Zoning Commission;
Nome School Board;
Nome City Council
Raising children, enjoying the country
biography last updated 1/31/00
Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation
HB 71 :
Passed! Chapter 13, SLA 1999
An Act establishing Kawerak, Inc., as the regional housing authority for the area that includes the Seward Peninsula, Unalakleet, and St. Lawrence Island.
Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation
HB 13 :
Passed! Chapter 30, SLA 1999
An Act relating to the characterization of, use of, segregation of, deposit of, interest on, and disbursement of escrow money; relating to the recording, filing, and delivery of escrow documents; and providing for an effective date.
HB 22 :
Passed! Chapter 4, SLA 1999
An Act relating to investigations of property by a municipal assessor or the assessor's agent; and providing for an effective date.
HB 60 :
An Act relating to use of traditional means of access to assist in taking game or fish and to traditional means of access for traditional outdoor activities on land and water set aside for fish and game purposes.
HB 77 :
Passed! Chapter 6, SLA 1999
An Act relating to the Joint Armed Services Committee, a permanent interim committee of the Alaska State Legislature; and providing for an effective date.
HB 80 :
Passed! Chapter 7, SLA 1999
An Act relating to a state employment preference for certain members of the Alaska National Guard.
HB 93 :
An Act relating to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation's rural assistance loan program and to the definition of 'housing' for purposes of the corporation's housing assistance loan program; and providing for an effective date.
HB 101 :
Passed! Chapter 45, SLA 1999
An Act relating to the mailing requirements that must be followed by the commissioner of commerce and economic development to involuntarily dissolve certain organized entities; relating to the reinstatement
of corporations that are public utilities and that have been involuntarily dissolved; and providing for an effective date.
HB 120 :
An Act providing education funding for the Alaska National Guard Challenge Youth Corps program and relating to limited teacher certificates to allow persons to teach in the program; and providing for an effective date.
HB 157 :
Passed! Chapter 71, SLA 1999
An Act relating to absences from the state while serving on oceangoing vessels of the United States merchant marine for purposes of eligibility for permanent fund dividends; and providing for an effective date.
HB 311 :
An Act eliminating a requirement that a social security number be provided by an applicant for a hunting or sport fishing license or tag.
HB 413 :
An Act relating to intensive family preservation services; and providing for an effective date.
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 11 :
Passed! Legislative Resolve 8
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.
HJR 18 :
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to an office of administrative hearings.
HJR 20 :
Passed! Legislative Resolve 16
Urging the Congress to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the marriage penalty by providing that income tax rate bracket amounts, and the amount of the standard deduction, for joint returns shall be twice the amounts applicable to unmarried individuals.
HJR 21 :
Passed! Legislative Resolve 4
Relating to new evaluation and selection criteria for military base realignment and closure actions.
HJR 22 :
Relating to the membership of the Pacific Salmon Commission.
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.
HJR 52 :
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to certain public corporations.
HJR 56 :
Legislative Resolve 48
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Alaska prohibiting certain initiatives relating to wildlife.
Archive of Past Legislation
Measures sponsored or co-sponsored by Representative Ricahrd Foster