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Representative Brian Porter
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District 20 - Republican

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State Capitol, Room 208
Juneau, AK 99801-1182
Phone: (907) 465-4930
Fax: (907) 465-3834
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716 W 4th, Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99501-2133
Phone: (907) 269-0155
Fax: (907) 269-0154

Elected to the House: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998


   Jennifer Strickland 465-4930 (Jan-May)
269-0155 (June-Dec)
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   Joel Lounsbury 465-3720 (Jan-May)
269-0155 (June-Dec)
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   Tom Wright 465-3721 (Jan-May)
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Date/Place of Birth: May 2, 1938; Seattle, WA
Occupation: Security Consulting; Civil Investigation
Spouse: Bette
Children: Kelle, Kerry, Kory
Residency in Alaska: Anchorage, 1951-present


High School - Anchorage High School, 1952-56
College - University of Alaska Anchorage, 1966-70
Police Administration
Technical - Northwestern University, Traffic Institute, 1970-1971
National Executive Institute, Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, 1981.
Military Service:
U.S. Army Reserve, Military Police, Sergeant, 5 years service
Political and Government Positions:
State Representative, 1993-present
House Speaker, 1999-2000
Majority Leader 1997-98
Chair, Judiciary, 1993-96
Anchorage Municipal Assembly, 1989-92
Member, Alaska Police Standards Council, 1978-87

Business and Professional Positions:
President/General Manager, Alaska Security, Inc., 1989-91
Anchorage Police Officer/Chief of Police, 1960-87.
Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Past Board Member, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
Community Economic Development Corporation
Anchorage, Boys & Girls Club
Crisis, Inc.
Past Member, Anchorage Rotary Club.
Special Interests:
Family, reading, music, golf, public service.
biography last updated 1/17/00

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Personal Legislation

Prime Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 9 : Passed! Chapter 14 SLA 99 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.
| Sponsor Statement | Sectional Analysis |
HCR 4 : Supporting the responsible development of the Tulsequah Chief Mine through the cooperative effort of Alaska and British Columbia and urging Governor Knowles to withdraw his request for a referral of the Tulsequah Chief Mine to the International Joint Commission under the Boundary Waters Treaty.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 7 has since passed instead.
HCR 12 : Passed! Legislature Resolve 21 Relating to the state's interest in oil and gas company mergers and establishing a Joint Special Committee on Mergers as a joint committee of the legislature.
| Sponsor Statement |
HCR 15 : Passed! Legislative Resolve 32 Requesting the governor to proclaim March as Developmental Disability Awareness Month.
| Sponsor Statement |

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Legislation of Interest (Sponsored by the House Rules Committee)

HCR 22: Directing Legislative Budget and Audit to Examine Revenue Policies.
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Co-Sponsor of the Following Legislation

HB 109 : Passed! Chapter 56 SLA 99 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 272 : Passed! Chapter 79, SLA 2000 An Act relating to the tax assessment by a home rule or general law municipality of housin that qualifies for the low-income housing credit under the Internal Revenue Code; and providing for an effective date.
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! Legislature Resolve 1 Relating to a national ballistic missile defense system.
HJR 11 : Passed! Legislature 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 12 : Passed! Legislature Resolve 5 Relating to federal claims against funds obtained by settlement of state tobacco litigation.
HJR 14 : Passed! Legislature Resolve 12 Relating to the National Museum of Women's History and the National Museum of Women's History Alaska Council.
HJR 40 : Proposing amendments to the Constitution of the State of Alaska relating to terms of legislators, to meetings of legislative committees, and to the length of regular sessions of the legislature.
SB 4 : Vetoed by Governor An Act relating to victims' rights; relating to establishing an office of victims' rights; relating to compensation of victims of violent crimes; relating to eligibility for a permanent fund dividend for persons convicted of and incarcerated for certain offenses; relating to notice of appropriations concerning victims' rights; and amending Rule 16, Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 9, Alaska Delinquency Rules, and Rule 501, Alaska Rules of Evidence; and providing for an effective date.

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Archive of Past Legislation

Measures sponsored or co-sponsored by Representative Brian Porter

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District Information

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