23rd-27th Legislature (2003 -2012)

SENATE
THOMAS WAGONER





Senator Thomas Wagoner
District: Q
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2012 Senator

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Date/Place of Birth:
September 19, 1942
Pylesville, Maryland

Residency in Alaska:
Kenai: 1969 - present

Occupation:
Small Businessman
Commercial Fisherman
Salt Water Charter Captain

Family:
Wife - Dorothy
Two Children - Dawn and Denise

Education:
Pomeroy High School: Graduated - 1960
Eastern Washington University:
1966 - BA Technical Design
1969 - B.A. Education
University of Alaska Anchorage:
1980 - M.A. Education Administration

Alaska State Senate:
2003 - present
Chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee, 2003
Chair, Resources Committee: 2005 - 2006
Co-Chair, Transportation Committee: 2004
Vice-Chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee:
2004
Vice-Chair, Resources Committee: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair: State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2005 - present
Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2003, 2004 - 2006
Transporation Committee: 2003
World Trade & State Federal Relations: 2005 - present
Finance Subcommittees:
- Court System: 2003 - 2004
- Fish & Game: 2003 - 2004
- Labor and Workforce Development:
2005 - present
- Law: 2003 - 2004
- Natural Resources: 2003 - present
- Public Safety: 2003 - 2004
- Revenue: 2005 - present

- Transportation & Public Facilities: 2003 - 2004

Other Political and Government Positions:
Former Mayor, City of Kenai
Former Member, Kenai City Council
Alaska Post Secondary Committee
Alaska Student Loan Corporation.

Business and Professional Positions:
Commercial Fisherman
Owner, Wagoner’s Seamless Flooring: 1967 - 1968
Owner, Wagoner’s Flooring: 1971 - 1975
Owner, Peninsula Flooring Center: 1986 - 1993
Kenai Peninsula Community College, Kenai
- Former Education Coordinator
- Business Manager/Budget Officer
- Dean of Vocational Education
- Dean of Instruction
Member/Former President, Kenai Chamber of
Commerce.

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Charter Member, Kenai Rotary Club

Special Interests:
Lapidary Arts, Golf, Sport Fishing

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 14 EDUCATION FUNDING INCREASE SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 03/02/2004
SB 15 APPROP: STERLING SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT SENATOR WAGONER
(S) STA 01/21/2003
SB 16 POWERS/DUTIES DOTPF/TRANSPORTATION PLAN SENATOR WAGONER
(S) TRA 01/21/2003
SB 47 EXTEND BOARD OF NURSING SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 02/26/2003
SB 48 EXTEND BOARD OF MIDWIVES SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 02/26/2003
SB 50 ROYALTY GAS CONTRACTS SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 04/17/2003
SB 61 COMMERCIAL FISHING PERMIT BROKERS SENATOR WAGONER
(S) L&C 02/07/2003
SB 69 BOARD OF FISHERIES CONFLICTS OF INTEREST SENATOR WAGONER
(H) RES 05/04/2004
SB 70 BD OF FISHERIES MEETINGS/EMERGENCY ORDERS SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 02/14/2003
SB 93 ADVERSE POSSESSION SENATOR WAGONER
CHAPTER 147 SLA 03 07/17/2003
SB 151 REGULATION OF NATURAL GAS PIPELINES SENATOR WAGONER
CHAPTER 60 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 185 ROYALTY REDUCTION ON CERTAIN OIL/TAX CRED SENATOR WAGONER
CHAPTER 59 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 189 JONATHAN LINK COURTHOUSE SENATOR WAGONER
(S) STA 04/16/2003
SB 190 KENAI RIVER SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA SENATOR WAGONER
CHAPTER 141 SLA 04 06/30/2004
SB 247 AK NATURAL GAS DEV. AUTHORITY INITIATIVE SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 03/19/2004
SB 309 BLOOD PATHOGENS TESTING OF PRISONERS SENATOR WAGONER
CHAPTER 142 SLA 04 06/30/2004
SCR 6 LOCATION OF NEW SEAFOOD LAB SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 04/09/2003
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 26 APPEAL WILDERNESS SOCIETY V U.S. F.&W. SENATOR WAGONER
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 04/01/2004
SJR 28 EXXON VALDEZ DAMAGE CLAIMS SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 02/11/2004



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 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 58 REINSTATEMENT OF NATIVE CORPS REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 03 04/11/2003
HB 59 CLEANUP OF ILLEGAL DRUG SITES REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 142 SLA 03 07/16/2003
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 118 TRANSPORTATION OF COMMERCIAL FISH REPRESENTATIVE SEATON BY REQUEST OF SALMON INDUSTRY TASK FORCE
CHAPTER 112 SLA 03 06/16/2003
HB 177 CONCEALED HANDGUNS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 63 SLA 03 06/11/2003
HB 213 PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 165 SLA 04 07/26/2004
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 251 MARINE PILOT FOR FOREIGN PLEASURE CRAFT REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
CHAPTER 39 SLA 03 06/05/2003
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 350 CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FOR ARSON REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 30 SLA 04 05/13/2004
HB 443 TEACHERS AND NURSES HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
(S) FIN 05/08/2004
HB 474 LIABILITY FOR AIRPORTS AND AIRSTRIPS REPRESENTATIVE HOLM
CHAPTER 39 SLA 04 06/04/2004
HCR 8 INHALANTS AND POISONS AWARENESS WEEK REPRESENTATIVE KAPSNER
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 03/27/2003
HCR 11 ALASKA WILD SALMON WEEK REPRESENTATIVE WOLF
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 05/08/2003
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 29 US COAST GUARD ROTC/JROTC PROGRAMS REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 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 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 78 MEDICAID FOR BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 9 SLA 03 04/16/2003
SB 88 FOREST RESOURCES & PRACTICES STANDARDS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 123 SLA 03 06/18/2003
SB 132 MINTO FLATS GAME REFUGE & TOWNSITE SENATOR LINCOLN
CHAPTER 168 SLA 04 07/26/2004
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 154 NURSE EDUC LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 05/07/2003
SB 155 PREDATOR CONTROL/AIRBORNE SHOOTING SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 124 SLA 03 06/18/2003
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 184 ORGANIC FOOD SENATOR OGAN
(S) RES 04/11/2003
SB 217 GENETIC PRIVACY SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 176 SLA 04 07/26/2004
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 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 308 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTIVE ORDERS SENATOR FRENCH
TRANSMITTED TO (H) 05/10/2004
SB 349 MIDWIFERY BIRTH CENTER LICENSING SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 118 SLA 04 06/29/2004
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 12 BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS SENATOR WILKEN
TRANSMITTED TO (H) 04/16/2004
SJR 3 CONST AM: APPROPRIATION/SPENDING LIMIT SENATOR DYSON
RETURNED TO (S) FIN 04/13/2004
SJR 6 CONST AM: 90 DAY LEGISLATIVE SESSION SENATOR GUESS
(S) JUD 05/09/2003
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
SJR 24 CONST AM: GUARANTEE PERM FUND DIVIDEND SENATOR OGAN
(S) FIN 03/01/2004
SJR 27 SUBMERGED LAND TITLE DISPUTES SENATOR SEEKINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 45 06/04/2004
SR 2 RONALD REAGAN DAY SENATOR THERRIAULT
SENATE RESOLVE 2 07/02/2004

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