20th-25th Legislature (1997 -2008)

SENATE
GARY WILKEN





Senator Gary Wilken
District: E
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
1997-2008 Senator

Date/Place of Birth:
January 24, 1946 Tacoma, Washington

Residency in Alaska:
Fairbanks: 1951 - 1970, 1975 - present

Spouse:
Wife - Susan

Children:
Children - Matthew, Allison, Karen, Bob Grandchildren - Evan, Mason, Charlotte

Occupation:
Small Business Owner - retired

Education:
Lathrop High School: Oregon State University: - B.S. Business and Technology: 1964 - 1968 - M.B.A. in Business: 1970

Alaska State Senate:
1997 - present Co-Chair, Armed Services Joint Committee: 2001 - present Co-Chair, Finance Committee: 2003 - present Chair, Long Term Care Task Force: 1999 - 2000 Co-Chair, Long Term Care Task Force: 1997 - 1998 Vice-Chair, Resources Committee: 2001 - 2002 Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 1999 - present Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1997 - present Finance Committee: 1999 - present Transportation Committee: 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002 Joint Armed Services Committee: 1999 - present Military Bases Joint Committee: 1999 - 2000 State Affairs Committee: 1999 - 2000 Administration Regulation Review Committee: 1997 - 1998 Deferred Maintenance Review Committee: 1997 - 1998 Finance Subcommittees: - Chair, Community & Economic Development: 2003 - present - Chair, Transportation & Public Facilities: 2003 - present - Chair, Education & Early Development: 1999 - present - Chair, Court System: 1999 - 2002 - Chair, Law: 2001 - 2002 - Chair, Administration: 1999 - 2000 - Governor: 2003 - present - Legislature: 2003 - present - University of Alaska: 1997 - present - Military and Veterans Affairs: 2001 - 2002 - Capital Budget: 1999 - 2002 - Education: 1997 - 1998 - Natural Resources: 1997 - 1998 - Revenue: 1997 - 1998 Fairbanks/Interior Delegation: 1997 - present

Other Political and Government Positions:
Fairbanks Public Utility Board: 1983 - 1995 US Air Force Civilian Advisory Board: 1994 - present

Business and Professional Positions:
Owner, Wilken-Alaska (Fairbanks Distributors): 1976 - 2004 Owner, Great Alaskan Food Co.: 1983 - 2004 Chair, Community Activity Center Task Force: 1985 - 1989 Alaska Council on Economic Education: 1984 - 1996 MAPCO Alaska - Citizens Advisory Board: 1986 - 1996

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Fairbanks Youth Sports Board: 1981 - present President, Fairbanks Youth Sports Foundation: 1988 - present Rotary of Fairbanks: 1977 - present; President: 1987 Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, 1983 - present - Chair: 1991 - 1992 Co-Chair, Military Affairs Committee: 1989 - 1995 Alaska Crippled Children Board: 1989 - 1995 Chair, Methodist Church Pastor Parish Relations Committee: 1994 - 1995 President, Lathrop High School Basketball Boosters: 1987-89, 1993-96 - Soviet Union Visit Team Leader: 1989

Awards & Recognitions:
Fairbanks Daily News Miner Community Service Award: 1990 University of Alaska Fairbanks Business Leader of the Year: 1995 Rotarian of the Year: 1990 Oregon State University Sports Hall of Fame (Team): 1993 Jim Messer Support of the Military Award

Special Interests:
Family, hunting, fishing, boating.

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
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 77 WILLIAM RANSOM WOOD CENTENNIAL BRIDGE SENATOR WILKEN
CHAPTER 5 SLA 03 04/08/2003
SB 181 EXAM FOR CPA'S SENATOR WILKEN
(S) L&C 04/10/2003
SB 200 ADJUST SCHOOL DISTRICT COST FACTORS SENATOR WILKEN
(S) HES 04/25/2003
SB 244 INCREASE FINE FOR SCHOOL ZONE VIOLATIONS SENATOR WILKEN
(S) JUD 01/12/2004
SB 249 PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE SENATOR WILKEN
(S) STA 01/12/2004
SB 267 SENIOR WIDOW(ER) PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SENATOR WILKEN
(S) FIN 04/01/2004
SB 268 UNSAFE GUN STORAGE SENATOR WILKEN
(S) STA 01/16/2004
SCR 1 SUPPORT ROADS/HOT SPRINGS LOOP ROAD SENATOR WILKEN
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 04/24/2003
SCR 12 BOROUGH INCORPORATION: UNORG AREAS SENATOR WILKEN
TRANSMITTED TO (H) 04/16/2004



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 16 STRANDED GAS DEVELOPMENT ACT AMENDMENTS REPRESENTATIVE FATE
CHAPTER 4 SLA 03 04/07/2003
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 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 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 347 EXEMPT TAXIS FROM VEHICLE RENTAL TAX REPRESENTATIVE KOTT
CHAPTER 29 SLA 04 05/07/2004
HB 379 OFFICE OF CITIZENSHIP ASSISTANCE REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
CHAPTER 167 SLA 04 07/26/2004
HCR 2 EXTEND RAILROAD TO FT. GREELY/DELTA JUNCT REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 05/02/2003
HCR 11 ALASKA WILD SALMON WEEK REPRESENTATIVE WOLF
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 05/08/2003
HCR 21 ALASKA ENERGY POLICY TASK FORCE REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 06/05/2003
HCR 31 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 43 05/07/2004
HJR 5 CONST AM: INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM PETITIONS REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS
LEGIS RESOLVE 48 07/03/2004
HJR 18 SUPPORTING U.S. ARMED FORCES REPRESENTATIVE LYNN
LEGIS RESOLVE 8 04/24/2003
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 14 EDUCATION FUNDING INCREASE SENATOR WAGONER
(S) FIN 03/02/2004
SB 26 STATE EMPLOYEES CALLED TO MILITARY DUTY SENATORS ELTON, TAYLOR
CHAPTER 65 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 31 RAILROAD UTILITY CORRIDOR TO & IN CANADA SENATOR COWDERY
CHAPTER 45 SLA 04 06/04/2004
SB 41 MEDICAL CARE: CRIMES,COSTS,AUDITS SENATOR GREEN
CHAPTER 66 SLA 03 06/11/2003
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 98 LIABILITY: PLANE AND BOAT PASSENGERS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 119 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 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 183 MUNICIPAL ECON. DEVELOPMENT/TAXATION SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 5 SLA 04 03/05/2004
SB 185 ROYALTY REDUCTION ON CERTAIN OIL/TAX CRED SENATOR WAGONER
CHAPTER 59 SLA 03 06/11/2003
SB 260 METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS/AREAS SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 119 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 327 ROLLERBLADES,ROLLER SKATES, ROLLER SKIS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 81 SLA 04 06/17/2004
SB 348 APPROVE FLINT HILLS ROYALTY OIL SALE SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 6 SLA 04 03/09/2004
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
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 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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