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 01/09/2006
SB 34 TEACHERS AND NURSES HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM SENATOR WILKEN
(S) HES 01/11/2005
SB 88 POLICY ON GENERAL FUND REVENUE SHORTFALL SENATOR WILKEN
(S) RLS 04/15/2005
SB 109 INCREASE FINE FOR SCHOOL ZONE VIOLATIONS SENATOR WILKEN
(S) FIN 02/24/2005
SB 171 NPR-A COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM SENATOR WILKEN
CHAPTER 55 SLA 06 06/03/2006
SB 198 NATURAL GAS REVENUE FUND SENATOR WILKEN
(S) FIN 05/09/2005
SB 219 COMMUNITY DIVIDEND PROGRAM SENATOR WILKEN
(S) CRA 01/09/2006



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 INCREASE AMT OF BASE STUDENT ALLOCATION REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 6 FSSLA 05 07/22/2005
HB 13 SCHOOL FUNDING & SCHOOL BOND REIMBURSEMNT REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 41 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 32 APPROP: GRANT TO ARCTIC POWER FOR ANWR REPRESENTATIVE KOHRING
CHAPTER 23 SLA 05 05/17/2005
HB 53 CHILDREN IN NEED OF AID/ADOPTION/GUARDIAN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 64 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 75 HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 87 SLA 05 08/05/2005
HB 92 UNIV. OF ALASKA & CORPORATE STOCK REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 18 SLA 06 05/01/2006
HB 102 MEDICAL LICENSE: APPLICATION/FOREIGN GRAD REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 52 SLA 05 06/24/2005
HB 149 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES:METH & MARIJUANA REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 53 SLA 06 06/02/2006
HB 181 WAIVE CONTINUING EDUC. REQ FOR MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 63 SLA 05 06/30/2005
HB 182 WAGE & HOUR ACT: EXEC/PROF/ADMIN/SALES/DP REPRESENTATIVE ROKEBERG
CHAPTER 90 SLA 05 08/09/2005
HB 201 PERM. FUND DIVIDEND APPS OF MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 83 SLA 05 07/21/2005
HB 256 RUTH BURNETT SPORT FISH HATCHERY REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 93 SLA 05 08/23/2005
HB 277 GAMBLE-SPERL UAS JOINT USE FACILITY REPRESENTATIVE KERTTULA
CHAPTER 45 SLA 05 06/07/2005
HB 334 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL/EXEMPTION REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 06 05/25/2006
HB 357 STATUTORY REFERENCES TO DISABILITIES REPRESENTATIVE WILSON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 06 05/09/2006
HB 393 INSURANCE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON
CHAPTER 97 SLA 06 08/02/2006
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 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 20 PROSTATE CANCER DRUGS REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 06/03/2005
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 60 EXTEND SUICIDE PREVENTION COUNCIL SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 8 SLA 05 04/09/2005
SB 63 USE SEAT BELT ROAD SIGNS SENATOR STEVENS B
CHAPTER 15 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 87 SEAT BELT/CHILD SAFETY DEVICE VIOLATIONS SENATOR BUNDE
CHAPTER 2 SLA 06 01/31/2006
SB 90 ALASKA TERRITORIAL GUARD DAY SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 17 SLA 05 05/12/2005
SB 102 COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS SENATOR STEVENS G
CHAPTER 31 SLA 05 05/26/2005
SB 104 PERMANENT FUND DIVIDEND FRAUD/ELIGIBILITY SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 42 SLA 06 05/25/2006
SB 105 NO OVERTIME WAGES FOR FLIGHT CREW SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 19 SLA 05 05/17/2005
SB 112 TAX ON RESIDENTS/EMPLOYEES IN REAA;GRANTS SENATOR BUNDE
(H) CRA 03/13/2006
SB 119 BAN ONLINE DIST. OF PORNOGRAPHY TO MINORS SENATOR FRENCH
(S) FIN 03/24/2005
SB 147 SPORT FISH FACILITY BONDS/SURCHARGES SENATOR SEEKINS
CHAPTER 94 SLA 05 08/23/2005
SB 155 APPROP: SCHOOLS/UNIV/VIROLOGY LAB/MUSEUM SENATOR STEVENS B
RETURNED TO (H) FIN 05/07/2005
SB 209 ACCESS TO LICENSED CLUB PREMISES SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 69 SLA 06 06/15/2006
SB 224 OLDER ALASKANS' DAY SENATOR STEVENS G
CHAPTER 8 SLA 06 03/23/2006
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
SJR 10 SUPPORT FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT SENATOR DYSON
(H) STA 04/07/2005
SJR 14 REPEAL FEDERAL ESTATE TAX SENATOR HUGGINS
(H) STA 04/21/2005
SJR 16 STATES' RIGHT TO REGULATE HUNTING/FISHING SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 05/19/2005
SR 2 EAST LYNN CANAL HIGHWAY SENATOR STEDMAN
SENATE RESOLVE 2 05/17/2005
SR 4 USPS AIR SHIPMENT OF BYPASS MAIL SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 3 05/27/2005

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