23rd-29th Legislature (2003 -2016)

SENATE
CHARLIE HUGGINS





Senator Charlie Huggins
District: H
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2004 Senator Appointed 9/24/04
2005-2016 Senator
2007-2008 Senator Senate Majority Whip
2009-2010 Senator Majority Whip
2011-2012 Senator Senate Minority Leader (2011)
2013-2014 Senator Senate President

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Date/Place of Birth:
January 27, 1947
High Springs, Florida

Residency in Alaska:
Wasilla 1988 - present

Occupation:
Retired Colonel, US Army

Family:
Wife: Becky
Children: Chad, Hallie, Cody

Education:
Titusville High School, Titusville, FL:
Graduated 1965
Florida State University, 1969
- BS in Criminal Justice
Webster University, 1980
- MA in Personnel Management
CSG – Western Legislative Academy – 2005

Military Service: US Army: 1970-1995
Platoon Leader, B Company
- 75th Ranger Regiment: 1970
Vietnamese Airborne Regiment: 1971-72
Company Commander C Company, 1-505th
- 82nd Airborne Division: 1973-74
Battalion Commander, 1-60th Infantry: 1984-86
Task Force Commander, Sinai, Egypt: 1986
8th Army Aviation Officer, South Korea: 1987-90
Senior Army Advisory, Alaska National Guard: 1992-94
Military Officer Qualifications:
- Airborne
- Ranger
- Rotary Wing Flight Aviator
- Fixed Wing Flight Aviator
- Infantry Officer Advanced Course
- Command and General Staff College
- Air War College
- Center for Creative Leadership
Military Awards:
- Distinguished Service Cross
- Silver Star
- Bronze Star V
- ARCOM V
- Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
- Vietnamese Parachute Badge
- Combat Infantryman’s Badge
- Airborne Wings
- Ranger Tab
- Aviator Wings

Alaska State Senate: 2004 – present
Minority Leader: 2011

2011-2012 Committees:
Member:
Transportation Committee
Joint Armed Services Committee

2009-2010 Committees:
Chair:
Rules Committee
Co-Chair: Alaska Veterans’ Caucus
Vice-Chair: Resources Committee
Member: Legislative Budget and Audit
Joint Armed Services Committee
Education Committee
Finance Committee
Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force
Joint Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force
Higher Education/Career Readiness Task Force
Education Funding District Cost Factor Committee

2007-2008 Committees:
Chair:
Resources Committee
Special Committee on Energy
Majority Whip
Vice-Chair:
Finance Committee
Judiciary Committee
Special Committee on Education
Member: Joint Armed Services Committee
Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force
Legislative Budget & Audit
Joint Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force
ASC Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Victims’ Advocate Selection Committee

2005-2006 Committees:
Chair: Transportation Committee
Vice Chair: Judiciary Committee
Member: State Affairs Committee
World Trade & State & Federal Relations Committee
Joint Armed Services Committee
ASC Subcommittee on Homeland Security Joint Committee

Other Political and Government Positions:
Energy Council:2007
Board Member, Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority: 2007
Matanuska-Susitna Caucus: 2004-Present
Alaska Director of Veterans Affairs:2003-04

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Vietnam Veterans “The Moving Wall” to Alaska; Volunteer: 2006
Member, Salvation Army Board of Directors, Palmer: 1999-2002
Challenge Learning Center Board of Directors, Kenai: 1999-2002
Area-wide Council of Veteran’s Organizations, President: 2001-present
Wasilla Bible Church, Member and Substitute
Rotary International, Wasilla Youth Foreign Exchange Program Coordinator: 1999-2001
Mat-Su Borough School Board Member: 1997-99
Mat-Su Council of PTA’s, President: 1996
Valley Youth Basketball, President and Coach: 1997-2002
Pop Warner Football, Coach: 2001
American Legion, Member: 2003-present
Vietnam Veterans of America, Member:2003-present
Fisher House Board of Directors, Member: 2009-present
Alaska Outdoor Council, Member
National Rifle Association, Member
Hunting Guide

Special Interests:
Hunting, fishing and flying, coaching youth sports

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 91 LIFE INSURANCE FOR NATIONAL GUARD SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) STA 02/04/2005
SB 129 WRONGFUL FILING OF LIS PENDENS SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 27 SLA 05 05/20/2005
SB 158 MUNI TAX ON STATE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 80 SLA 05 07/19/2005
SB 174 PASSENGER VEHICLE RENTAL TAX SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 1 SLA 06 01/26/2006
SB 182 STATE VETERANS' CEMETARY & FUND SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) FIN 04/27/2005
SB 183 OUTDOOR ADVERTISING; ENCROACHMENTS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) FIN 04/29/2005
SB 189 REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE/I.D. SENATOR HUGGINS
(H) STA 04/11/2006
SB 197 KNIK RIVER PUBLIC USE AREA SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) RES 05/08/2005
SB 202 IMMUNIZE STATE FOR BOAT LAUNCH RAMPS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) STA 05/10/2005
SB 209 ACCESS TO LICENSED CLUB PREMISES SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 69 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 216 BAIL RESTRICTIONS/UNLAWFUL EVASION SENATORS HUGGINS, GREEN
CHAPTER 57 SLA 06 06/13/2006
SB 280 INSURANCE POLICIES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) L&C 02/13/2006
SB 290 LIFE INSURANCE FOR NATIONAL GUARD SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) FIN 02/27/2006
SCR 21 VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL:MOVING WALL SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/21/2006
SJR 14 REPEAL FEDERAL ESTATE TAX SENATOR HUGGINS
(H) STA 04/21/2005
SJR 15 BAN LAWSUITS AGAINST FIREARMS INDUSTRY SENATOR HUGGINS
(H) JUD 05/05/2005



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 32 APPROP: GRANT TO ARCTIC POWER FOR ANWR REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 23 SLA 05 05/17/2005
HB 75 HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 87 SLA 05 08/05/2005
HB 91 INDECENT EXPOSURE TO MINORS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 62 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 92 UNIV. OF ALASKA & CORPORATE STOCK REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 18 SLA 06 05/01/2006
HB 131 ACCESS DEVICE & I.D. DOCUMENT CRIMES REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 67 SLA 05 07/13/2005
HB 182 WAGE & HOUR ACT: EXEC/PROF/ADMIN/SALES/DP REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 90 SLA 05 08/09/2005
HB 184 FIREARMS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 82 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 201 PERM. FUND DIVIDEND APPS OF MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 83 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 334 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL/EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HCR 1 SOBRIETY AWARENESS MONTH: MARCH 2005 REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 03/14/2005
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
HCR 13 NATURAL GAS SPUR LINE CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 02/06/2006
HJR 8 SUPPORTING ALASKA ARMY NATL. GUARD REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 05/19/2005
HJR 27 ALLOTMENTS FOR NATIVE VIETNAM VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/01/2006
SB 12 HUMAN TRAFFICKING/SEXTOURISM/PROCUREMENTS SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 72 SLA 06 06/16/2006
SB 16 POWERS/DUTIES DOTPF/TRANSPORT.PLAN/ENERGY SENATOR STEVENS G
CHAPTER 39 SLA 05 06/02/2005
SB 48 PSYCH. EVALUATION/TREATMENT FOR STUDENTS SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 76 SLA 06 06/19/2006
SB 54 PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 36 SLA 06 05/18/2006
SB 63 USE SEAT BELT ROAD SIGNS SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 15 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 104 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 06 05/25/2006
SB 117 RECORDED STATEMENTS OF CHILD VICTIMS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 04/04/2005
SB 118 ONLINE ENTICEMENT OF MINOR SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/24/2005
SB 119 BAN ONLINE DIST. OF PORNOGRAPHY TO MINORS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/24/2005
SB 200 USE OF FORCE TO PROTECT SELF/HOME/PROP. SENATOR THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 68 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 274 GOVT. FIREARM DISPOSAL AND INVENTORY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 70 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 291 MUNICIPAL HARBOR FACILITY GRANTS SENATOR STEDMAN
CHAPTER 62 SLA 06 06/14/2006
SB 298 TRUSTS:LOANS;CLAIMS;POWERS/ IRAS SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 66 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SCR 2 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL YEAR 2005 SENATOR STEVENS G
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 05/17/2005
SJR 10 SUPPORT FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT SENATOR DYSON
(H) STA 04/07/2005
SJR 16 STATES' RIGHT TO REGULATE HUNTING/FISHING SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 05/19/2005
SR 4 USPS AIR SHIPMENT OF BYPASS MAIL SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 3 05/27/2005