19th-22nd Legislature (1995 -2002)

SENATE
JOHN TORGERSON





Senator John Torgerson
District: D
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1995-2002 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
10/21/47; Iowa City, IA

Occupation:
Self-Employed

Spouse:
Marjorie

Children:
Leila, Jolene, Marissa

Residency in Alaska:
Fairbanks, 1950-60; Seward, 1960-75; Kasilof, 1975-present

Education:
High School - G.E.D., U.S. Army, 1966

Military Service:
U.S. Army, (E-5), 3 years service

Political and Government Positions:
Former Member, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly; Former President, Alaska Municipal League and Kenai Peninsula Caucus; Western States Representative, National Association of Development Organizations

Business and Professional Positions:
Member/Past President, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce; Former Board Member, Alaska Chamber of Commerce

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Founding Board Member/Past President, Peninsula Winter Games; Member/Past President, Kenai Eagles; Member, Soldotna Elks, Kasilof Eagles, Seward American Legion, Pioneers of Alaska; Lifetime Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Special Interests:
Hiking, goldpanning

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 2 MUNICIPAL SCHOOL BOND REIMBURSEMENT SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 02/06/2001
SB 49 NO SOC SEC. # REQ'D ON HUNT/FISH LICENSE SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) RLS 01/25/2001
SB 59 FEDERAL FUNDS TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR ROADS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) RLS 04/03/2002
SB 77 NET PROFIT SHARE UNDER/OVERPAYMENTS SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 37 SLA 01 06/25/2001
SB 104 AID TO VOLUNTEER SERVICES SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 03/15/2001
SB 109 UNINCORP. COMMUNITY MATCHING GRANTS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 03/15/2001
SB 137 ALASKA HUMAN RESOURCE INVESTMENT COUNCIL SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 102 SLA 01 07/13/2001
SB 140 SMALL WATER-POWER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 107 SLA 02 06/28/2002
SB 141 AQUATIC FARMS FOR SHELLFISH SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 02/27/2002
SB 142 LEASE-PURCHASE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 04/26/2001
SB 148 REMOTE WATER STORAGE FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) FIN 04/03/2001
SB 164 NO GAS PIPELINE OVER BEAUFORT SEA SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 29 SLA 01 05/16/2001
SB 167 AGRICULTURAL LAND SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) RES 03/28/2001
SB 278 TAKING PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN SENATOR TORGERSON
(H) RLS 05/09/2002
SB 319 SHALLOW NATURAL GAS: LEASING & DISCHARGES SENATOR TORGERSON
CHAPTER 49 SLA 02 06/19/2002
SJR 16 CONST.AMENDMENT:MUNICIPAL ANNEXATIONS SENATOR TORGERSON
(S) CRA 02/22/2001



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 1 FOUNDATION FORMULA INCREASE SENATOR WILKEN
(S) FIN 05/10/2002
SB 79 FRED ZHAROFF MEMORIAL BRIDGE SENATOR AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 11 SLA 01 04/10/2001
SB 80 APPROP: SPECIAL OLYMPICS SENATOR HALFORD
(S) RLS 02/15/2001
SB 119 WILLIAM R. WOOD FAIRBANKS INTL AIRPORT SENATOR WILKEN
(H) RLS 03/19/2001
SCR 28 JOINT LEGIS SALMON INDUSTRY TASK FORCE SENATOR AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 05/03/2002
SR 301 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RESOLUTION SENATOR GREEN
SENATE RESOLVE 2 07/17/2002

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