23rd-30th Legislature (2003 -2018)

HOUSE
PAUL SEATON





Representative Paul Seaton
District: 35
Party: Republican

Legislative Service
2003-2018 Representative

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Date/Place of Birth:
October 1, 1945
Oxnard, California

Residency in Alaska:
Seward: 1975 - 1982
Anchor Point: 1983 - 1992
Kachemak City: 1993 - present

Occupation:
Business Owner
Commercial Fisherman

Family:
Wife - Tina
Children:
   - Tawny, Business Owner in Minnesota
   - Rand, Fish Tender Captain

Education:
Hueneme High School, Oxnard CA: Graduated 1963
Ventura College: Graduated AA 1965
University of California, Santa Barbara CA: 1966
University of Alaska, Fairbanks:
   - B.S. Biology, 1968
   - Master of Arts in Teaching the Biological Sciences, 1969
San Diego State College: 1972
   - M.S. Marine Zoology.
University of California, Santa Barbara CA: 1974 - 1976
   - studies on crustacean population ecology
Graduated from AVTEC in Diesel Mechanics: 1979

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Education: 2009 - 2010
Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Chair, Special Committee on Fisheries: 2003 - 2004, 2007 - 2008
Co-Chair, Resources: 2011 - present
House Chair of Legislative Council’s 90-Day Session Evaluation Subcommittee
Vice-Chair, Administrative Regulation Review Committee: 2007 - 2008
Vice-Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Resources Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, State Affairs Committee: 2009 - present
Member, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2007 - 2008, 2011- present
Member, Education: 2011 - present
Member, Health & Social Services Committee: 2009 - present
Member, Joint Legislative Education Task Force: 2007
Member, Resources Committee: 2007 - present
Member, Salmon Industry Task Force Joint Committee: 2004
Member, State Affairs Committee: 2003 - 2004, 2011 - present
Member, Ways & Means Committee: 2005 - 2008
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2007 - present
   - Education & Early Development: 2005 - present
   - Environmental Conservation: 2005 - present
   - Fish & Game: 2003 - 2006
   - Law: 2009 - present
   - Revenue: 2003 - 2004
   - Transportation & Public Facilities: 2003 - 2008
Member, Education Funding District Cost Factor Commission

Other Political and Government Positions:
Community Rivers Planning Coalition, Anchor Point
Delegate to State Republican Convention, 2002
Lifetime Member, National Education Association: 1968 - present
Member, Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force
Former Member, Seward Fish & Game Advisory Committee
Former Member, Seward Harbor Commission
Former Member, City of Homer 2000 Fisheries Task Force
Member, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Settlement Advisory Council
Member, Education Policy Task Force, Council of State Governments
Member, Education Committee Council of State Governments–West
Member, Higher Education Funding Task Force
Member, Scholarship Funding Task Force

Business and Professional Positions:
Business Owner: K-N-S Marine, fish tender business operating 2 vessels contracting with a variety of fish processors.
Commercial Fisherman:
   - Cook Inlet Salmon Drift Gillnet for 19 years, 1966 - 1985
   - Halibut, 1974 - present
   - Tanner Crab Cook Inlet, (when it reopens)
   - Pacific cod with pots, 1992 - 2001
Cook Inlet Keeper
Homer Chamber of Commerce
Founding Board Member, Alaska Marine Conservation Council
Former Member, West Coast Advisory Panel for the National Academy of Sciences
Former Member, National Research Council Committee on Individual Fishing Quotas
Former Member, North Pacific Fisheries Council Committee on ’Harvest Priority’ and ’Full Retention and Full Utilization’
Former Member, Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association
North Pacific Fisheries Association

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Pratt Museum
Homer Foundation
KBBI Public Radio
Kachemak Bay Conservation Society
Kachemak Bay National Research Reserve Community Council
Kachemak Bay Rotary Club
Kachemak Heritage Land Trust
Alaska Marine Conservation Council
National Rifle Association

Other Information:
Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, 2007 Legislative Award
Lowell Thomas Jr. Award for Outstanding Civil Service: 2006
State Chamber of Commerce A+ Rating for Promoting a Sustainable Business Climate: 2006
Defender of Democracy Award: 2004

Special Interests:
Reading, Talking Politics, Hunting, Fishing, Lapidary

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 20 EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) RLS 04/04/2005
HB 24 COMMERCIAL PASSENGER OPERATOR VESSEL TAX REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, GATTO
(H) CRA 01/10/2005
HB 25 REFUND OF FISH BUSINESS TAX TO MUNIS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FSH 03/20/2006
HB 50 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) CRA 01/21/2005
HB 328 BAN MIXING ZONES IN SPAWNING AREAS REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, OLSON, GATTO, LEDOUX
(H) RES 01/30/2006
HB 415 RECREATIONAL LAND USE LIABILITY/ADV. POSS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(S) RES 04/12/2006
HB 418 MINING PROD. & LICENSE TAXES/ROYALTIES REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) W&M 02/01/2006
HB 474 STATE PROCUREMENT BIDDER PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) STA 02/13/2006
HB 475 PUB EMPLOYEE/TEACHER RETIREM'T/SBS/D.C. REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H)AWAIT CONC/RECED 05/07/2006
HCR 5 FLUORIDATION REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(S) RLS 03/29/2006
HCR 28 VILLAGE SAFE WATER GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) CRA 01/27/2006



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 9 HYDROGEN ENERGY RESEARCH PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE CRAWFORD
(H) FIN 04/19/2005
HB 12 TVS AND MONITORS IN MOTOR VEHICLES REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, LYNN, GARDNER, MCGUIRE
(S) STA 03/27/2006
HB 13 SCHOOL FUNDING & SCHOOL BOND REIMBURSEMNT REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 41 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 19 PESTICIDE & BROADCAST CHEMICALS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 42 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 30 APPROP: K-12 EDU OPERATING/DEBT EXPENSES REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) RLS 02/28/2005
HB 42 JOSEPH C WILLIAMS, SR., COASTAL TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 05 04/20/2005
HB 45 CONTRIBUTIONS, LOBBYISTS, DISCLOSURE REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
(H) JUD 04/03/2006
HB 51 EMPLOYER ASSN FOR WORKERS' COMP INS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
(S) FIN 05/06/2006
HB 85 PRESCRIBED MEDICATION FOR STUDENTS REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 71 SLA 05 07/14/2005
HB 155 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
(S) FIN 04/15/2005
HB 190 REQUIRED ID FOR PURCHASING ALCOHOL REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER
(S) RLS 05/08/2006
HB 208 STATE VETERANS' CEMETERY & FUND REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
(S) FIN 02/21/2006
HB 273 PFD: DELAY PAYMENT FOR ALLOWABLE ABSENCES REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
RETURNED TO (H) RLS 04/24/2006
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 318 LIMITATION ON EMINENT DOMAIN REPRESENTATIVES MCGUIRE, HOLM, HAWKER
CHAPTER 84 SLA 06 07/05/2006
HB 322 SAFE SURRENDER OF BABIES REPRESENTATIVES LEDOUX, GRUENBERG
(S) RLS 05/03/2006
HB 357 STATUTORY REFERENCES TO DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 06 05/09/2006
HB 394 INSURANCE POLICIES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES REPRESENTATIVE MEYER
CHAPTER 110 SLA 06 08/10/2006
HB 395 FIRE SEASON DATES REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
CHAPTER 21 SLA 06 05/04/2006
HB 399 ELDER FRAUD AND ASSISTANCE/ OPA REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 64 SLA 06 06/15/2006
HB 467 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION BY A NURSE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
(S) RLS 05/05/2006
HCR 2 IN-STATE NATURAL GAS NEEDS REPRESENTATIVE SAMUELS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 05/17/2005
HCR 7 COOK INLET OIL & GAS PLATFORM ABANDONMENT REPRESENTATIVE OLSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 05/27/2005
HCR 30 AK CLIMATE IMPACT ASSESSMENT COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVE JOULE
LEGIS RESOLVE 49 07/07/2006
HJR 4 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
RETURNED TO (S) RLS 02/07/2005
HJR 6 LABELING OF FISH /SHELLFISH PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 05/19/2005
HJR 8 SUPPORTING ALASKA ARMY NATL. GUARD REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 05/19/2005
HJR 14 URGE CONGRESS TO GRANT LAND TO UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE ELKINS
(S) RLS 05/04/2006
HJR 25 SUPPORTING VETERANS HOME OWNERSHIP ACT REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
LEGIS RESOLVE 53 08/30/2006
HJR 31 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS DAY REPRESENTATIVE WEYHRAUCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 54 08/30/2006
SB 14 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS SENATOR STEVENS G
CHAPTER 3 SLA 05 03/22/2005
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SCR 2 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL YEAR 2005 SENATOR STEVENS G
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 05/17/2005