23rd-24th Legislature (2003 -2006)

SENATE
RALPH SEEKINS





Senator Ralph Seekins
District: D
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2006 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
April 1, 1945; Duluth, Minnesota

Occupation:
Automobile dealer

Spouse:
Connie Seekins

Children:
Aaron, Ben, Andrea, Beth; grandchildren: Austin, Christian, Caleb

Residency in Alaska:
Since 1974

Education:
Hardin High School, Hardin, Montana; Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) Major: Biology/Chemistry

Political and Government Positions:
Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Board of Trustees, 1994 - Chair; Past member, City of Fairbanks Transportation Commission; Past member, Governor's North Slope Natural Gas Economic Advisory Committee

Business and Professional Positions:
President, Seekins Ford-Lincoln-Mercury; Alaska Wildlife Conservation Association; Chair, 2002 National Ford Dealer Council; Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce,1982, Chair; Past commissioner, Alaska Baseball League; treasurer, Past executive board member and treasurer, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, Fundraising co-chair, Tanana Valley United Way, 1996; Past member, Alaska Airlines Advisory Board

Service Organization(s) Membership:
Common Sense for Alaska, First Assembly of God Church, NRA, Fairbanks Rotary Club, Rotary Internation, American Quarter Horse Association, Alaska State Quarter Horse Association, Alaska Outdoor Council, Alaskans First

Special Interests:
Family, outdoor activities, wildlife studies, art, flying, youth sports.

Other:
UAF Business Leader of the Year, 1990; News-Miner Community Service Award Winner, 1989; Finisher, 1989 Yukon Quest.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 87 PRINCIPAL AND INCOME SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 145 SLA 03 07/16/2003
SB 88 FOREST RESOURCES & PRACTICES STANDARDS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 123 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 89 LOBBYING/LEGISLATIVE ETHICS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 115 SLA 03 06/17/2003
SB 155 PREDATOR CONTROL/AIRBORNE SHOOTING SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 124 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 163 POWERS OF APPOINTMENTS/TRUSTS/CREDITORS SENATOR SEEKINS
RETURNED TO (S) RLS 04/16/2003
SB 175 LIABILITY:RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY/BOATS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 121 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 176 CIVIL LIABILITY FOR LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 122 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 183 MUNICIPAL ECON. DEVELOPMENT/TAXATION SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 5 SLA 04 03/05/2004
SB 198 DAMAGES RECOVERED BY POLICE/FIREFIGHTER SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 146 SLA 03 07/16/2003
SB 207 ARCHITECTS,ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS BD SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) L&C 04/30/2003
SB 228 IMMUNITY FOR PROVIDING FREE HEALTH CARE SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) HES 05/16/2003
SB 297 BEAR HUNTING/DISPOSAL OF HIDE/SKULL SENATOR SEEKINS
(H) RES 05/05/2004
SB 298 OFF-ROAD VEHICLE USE ON DALTON HIGHWAY SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) FIN 03/10/2004
SB 306 NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE TASK FORCE SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 78 SLA 04 06/17/2004
SB 318 CONSUMPTIVE USE OF FISH AND GAME SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) JUD 04/08/2004
SB 319 CLAIMS AGAINST HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) JUD 03/12/2004
SB 320 UNIV EMPLOYEE RESEARCH CONTRACTS SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) HES 02/11/2004
SB 323 WORKERS COMPENSATION AND CONTRACTORS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 80 SLA 04 06/17/2004
SB 327 ROLLERBLADES,ROLLER SKATES, ROLLER SKIS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 81 SLA 04 06/17/2004
SB 335 EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPATCH/911 SURCHARGE SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) FIN 05/05/2004
SB 344 TRUSTS/ESTATES/PROPERTY TRANSFERS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 82 SLA 04 06/17/2004
SB 345 LIABILITY FOR AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS SENATOR SEEKINS
(S) RLS 03/26/2004
SJR 8 DIVISION OF 9TH CIRCUIT CT OF APPEALS SENATOR SEEKINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 08/25/2003
SJR 27 SUBMERGED LAND TITLE DISPUTES SENATOR SEEKINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 45 06/04/2004



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 STALKING & PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVES HEINZE, CRAWFORD
CHAPTER 87 SLA 03 06/13/2003
HB 10 GROUP HEALTH INS: PRIVATE GROUPS/PERSONS REPRESENTATIVES HEINZE, ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 54 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 12 HARASSMENT BY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 13 SLA 03 05/01/2003
HB 15 SOLICITATIONS/CONSUMER PROTECTION REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 55 SLA 04 06/14/2004
HB 16 STRANDED GAS DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 4 SLA 03 04/07/2003
HB 23 RESTITUTION FOR CRIME VICTIMS REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 26 SLA 03 05/28/2003
HB 25 HEALTH CARE SERVICES DIRECTIVES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 83 SLA 04 06/25/2004
HB 31 INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM PETITIONS REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
CHAPTER 148 SLA 04 07/03/2004
HB 49 EXPAND DNA DATABASE REPRESENTATIVES ANDERSON, HAWKER
CHAPTER 88 SLA 03 06/13/2003
HB 52 SEX CRIME AND PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 41 SLA 03 06/05/2003
HB 59 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 142 SLA 03 07/16/2003
HB 68 OFFICE OF VICTIMS' RIGHTS: INCLUDE MUNIS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS BY REQUEST
CHAPTER 6 SLA 03 04/11/2003
HB 69 REGULATION OF SHALLOW NATURAL GAS REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 45 SLA 03 06/06/2003
HB 82 LIMITATIONS ON COMMERCIAL ELECTRONIC MAIL REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 14 SLA 03 05/01/2003
HB 90 TAX CREDIT:SALMON DEVELOPMENT/UTILIZATION REPRESENTATIVE STEVENS
CHAPTER 57 SLA 03 06/10/2003
HB 102 CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPONS REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
CHAPTER 62 SLA 03 06/11/2003
HB 123 ALASKA WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVE MOSES
CHAPTER 133 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 177 CONCEALED HANDGUNS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 63 SLA 03 06/11/2003
HB 210 CHITINA DIP NET FISHERY REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 118 SLA 03 06/18/2003
HB 212 POWERS OF APPOINTMENTS/TRUSTS/CREDITORS REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 138 SLA 03 07/10/2003
HB 233 INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 58 SLA 04 06/15/2004
HB 250 STATE CONTRACTS REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 144 SLA 03 07/16/2003
HB 282 UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE RESEARCH CONTRACTS REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 22 SLA 04 04/23/2004
HB 283 ACREAGE FOR COAL LEASES REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 91 SLA 03 06/13/2003
HB 304 JACK COGHILL BRIDGE TO THE INTERIOR REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 7 SLA 04 03/15/2004
HB 334 UNLAWFUL EXPLOITATION OF MINOR/CHILD PORN REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 131 SLA 04 06/29/2004
HB 337 ANATOMICAL GIFTS REGISTRY/AWARENESS FUND REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 68 SLA 04 06/16/2004
HB 344 MINING FEES/LABOR/ROYALTIES/ABANDONMENT REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 26 SLA 04 05/04/2004
HB 474 LIABILITY FOR AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 39 SLA 04 06/04/2004
HCR 6 EXTEND JT LEG SALMON INDUSTRY TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE STEVENS
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 03/27/2003
HCR 8 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEK REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/27/2003
HJR 5 CONST AM: INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM PETITIONS REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 07/03/2004
HJR 14 NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR GAMES REPRESENTATIVE CROFT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/15/2003
HJR 18 SUPPORTING U.S. ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 04/24/2003
HJR 22 PATRIOT ACT AND DEFENDING CIVIL LIBERTIES REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/15/2003
HJR 30 ELIMINATE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFSET REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 05/04/2004
SB 1 INCREASE AMT OF BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION SENATOR WILKEN
(S) FIN 03/02/2004
SB 25 TEACHERS' & NURSES HOUSING/ AHFC LOANS SENATOR WILKEN
CHAPTER 126 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 26 STATE EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY DUTY SENATORS ELTON, TAYLOR
CHAPTER 65 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 30 ABORTION: INFORMED CONSENT; INFORMATION SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 178 SLA 04 07/26/2004
SB 41 MEDICAL CARE: CRIMES,COSTS,AUDITS SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 66 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 57 APPROP: ARCTIC WINTER GAMES TEAM ALASKA SENATOR OLSON
(S) CRA 02/05/2003
SB 64 CREDIT INFORMATION SENATOR FRENCH
(H) JUD 05/05/2003
SB 65 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES/PERSONNEL SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 160 SLA 04 07/22/2004
SB 78 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 9 SLA 03 04/16/2003
SB 98 LIABILITY: PLANE AND BOAT PASSENGERS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 119 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 146 COMMEMORATIVE VETERANS LICENSE PLATE SENATOR GUESS
CHAPTER 68 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 147 CONTROL OF NUISANCE WILD ANIMALS SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 132 SLA 03 06/28/2003
SB 148 PFD: ALLOWABLE ABSENCE FOR MILITARY SVC SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 69 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 160 CIVIL LIABILITY FOR DEFIBRILLATOR USE SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 120 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 177 PERS/TRS COLA FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 70 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 189 JONATHAN LINK COURTHOUSE SENATOR WAGONER
(S) STA 04/16/2003
SB 224 MINORS DRIVING AFTER CONSUMING ALCOHOL SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 128 SLA 04 06/29/2004
SB 270 AVALANCHE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 10 SLA 04 03/22/2004
SB 289 EXTENDING THE SPECIAL ED SERVICE AGENCY SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 27 SLA 04 05/04/2004
SB 295 EXTEND NAVIGABLE WATERS COMMISSION SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 41 SLA 04 06/04/2004
SB 305 ASSERTING STATE TITLE TO SUBMERGED LAND SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 42 SLA 04 06/04/2004
SB 348 APPROVE FLINT HILLS ROYALTY OIL SALE SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 6 SLA 04 03/09/2004
SB 349 MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER LICENSING SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 118 SLA 04 06/29/2004
SCR 1 SUPPORT ROADS/HOT SPRINGS LOOP ROAD SENATOR WILKEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 04/24/2003
SCR 4 AVALANCHE AWARENESS MONTH SENATOR GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 04/24/2003
SCR 5 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2003 SENATOR STEVENS B
LEGIS RESOLVE 2 04/24/2003
SCR 6 LOCATION OF NEW SEAFOOD LAB SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 04/09/2003
SCR 12 BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS SENATOR WILKEN
TRANSMITTED TO (H) 04/16/2004
SJR 4 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 03/27/2003
SJR 5 DESTROY BRADY BILL RECORDS SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 08/25/2003
SJR 9 SUPPORTING MEMBERS OF MILITARY SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 6 04/24/2003
SJR 10 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE RESOLUTION SENATOR GREEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 08/25/2003
SJR 12 SUPPORTING HALIBUT BYCATCH PROJECT SENATOR STEVENS G
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 05/08/2003
SJR 16 END FEDERAL ETHANOL SUBSIDY SENATOR BUNDE
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 02/06/2004
SJR 17 ALASKA-YUKON INTERGOV RELATIONS ACCORD SENATOR OLSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 19 08/25/2003
SR 2 RONALD REAGAN DAY SENATOR THERRIAULT
SENATE RESOLVE 2 07/02/2004

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