23rd-29th Legislature (2003 -2016)

SENATE
CHARLIE HUGGINS





Senator Charlie Huggins
Senate Majority Whip
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 45 VETERANS' CEMETERY/FUND/PLATES/PREFERENCE SENATORS HUGGINS, THERRIAULT
CHAPTER 21 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 50 IDITAROD REGISTRATION PLATES SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 2 SLA 09 03/25/2009
SB 152 TRANSPORTATION; TRANSIT AUTHORITIES SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) FIN 04/10/2010
SB 160 MULTIPLE VEHICLE INSURANCE POLICIES SENATOR HUGGINS BY REQUEST
(S) TRA 03/20/2009
SB 173 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) L&C 03/27/2009
SB 176 COMPACT: EDUCATION OF MILITARY CHILDREN SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) FIN 04/11/2009
SB 179 PARENTAL NOTICE OF MINOR'S ABORTION SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) HSS 04/03/2009
SB 189 CONCEALED WEAPON: PARDONS/SIS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) STA 04/09/2009
SB 201 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS SENATORS MENARD, HUGGINS
(S) CRA 01/19/2010
SB 210 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) FIN 02/15/2010
SB 258 DENTAL CARE INSURANCE/PREFERRED PROVIDERS SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 75 SLA 10 06/15/2010
SB 272 RENTAL CAR CHARGES SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 50 SLA 10 06/07/2010
SB 288 DISPOSITION OF HUMAN REMAINS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) STA 02/22/2010
SB 289 DISCLAIMERS; TRUSTS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) L&C 02/22/2010
SB 291 NUCLEAR POWER FACILITIES/WASTE TRANSPORT. SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) RES 02/22/2010
SB 292 PAWNBROKERS SENATOR HUGGINS
CHAPTER 49 SLA 10 06/04/2010
SCR 11 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR HB 215 SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 20 06/01/2009
SJR 17 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/17/2009
SJR 18 SUPPORT SOLDIERS' BURIAL DESIGNATIONS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) RLS 04/07/2009
SJR 20 STATE SOVEREIGNTY SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) RES 04/07/2009
SJR 22 FEDERAL PREEMPTION OF SALMON MANAGEMENT SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 04/15/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 20 FISHERIES LOANS:ENERGY EFFICIENCY/AMOUNT REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, BUCH
CHAPTER 120 SLA 10 08/19/2010
HB 24 PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE FOR VETERANS REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, GATTO, LYNN
CHAPTER 45 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 35 NOTICE & CONSENT FOR MINOR'S ABORTION REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
(S) HSS 04/03/2009
HB 93 DO NOT CALL REGISTRY--MOBILE/CELL PHONES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 32 SLA 09 06/16/2009
HB 114 STATE TRANS FACILITY FOR EMERGENCY AID REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 10 06/02/2010
HB 141 COMPACT FOR JUVENILES; INTERSTATE COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 37 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 151 USE, REGULATION, AND OPERATION OF BOATS REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
CHAPTER 19 SLA 09 05/20/2009
HB 177 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 28 SLA 09 05/25/2009
HB 186 AK FIREARMS EXEMPT FROM FED. REGULATION REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
CHAPTER 23 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 226 NAMING VETERANS' WAY IN MAT-SU REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 89 SLA 10 06/17/2010
HB 274 ESTABLISHING PURPLE HEART DAY REPRESENTATIVES DAHLSTROM, GARDNER, BUCH, KELLER, PETERSEN, LYNN, GATTO, TUCK, DOOGAN, THOMAS, HAWKER, GUTTENBERG, RAMRAS, FAIRCLOUGH, JOHNSON, MILLETT, HERRON
CHAPTER 2 SLA 10 03/22/2010
HB 319 CONCEALED HANDGUNS/ FED FIREMARMS FORMS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 24 SLA 10 05/27/2010
HB 334 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 354 AK CAPSTONE AVIONICS REVOLVING LOAN FUND REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
CHAPTER 76 SLA 10 06/15/2010
HB 369 IN-STATE PIPELINE/COORDINATOR/TEAM REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
CHAPTER 7 SLA 10 04/26/2010
HB 377 VOLUNTEER AMATEUR SPORTS OFFICIALS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 10 04/30/2010
HCR 2 IN-STATE GAS PIPELINE REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 41 08/03/2010
HCR 3 IN-STATE GAS PIPELINE REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
(S) RES 03/02/2009
HCR 4 IN-STATE GAS PIPELINE REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
(S) RES 03/02/2009
HCR 5 IN-STATE GAS PIPELINE REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
(S) RES 03/02/2009
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
HCR 16 PROCLAIMING SENATOR DANIEL INOUYE DAY REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 06/08/2009
HCR 20 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 34 04/13/2010
HJR 9 AVIATION MUSEUM/CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT REPRESENTATIVE R.FOSTER
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/22/2009
HJR 10 VETERANS' HEALTH CARE REPRESENTATIVE GUTTENBERG
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 05/25/2009
HJR 12 GROUND-BASED MIDCOURSE DEFENSE SYSTEM REPRESENTATIVE DAHLSTROM
LEGIS RESOLVE 3 07/22/2009
HJR 16 DISABLED VETERANS PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 06/04/2010
HJR 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 18 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 26 07/29/2009
HJR 27 STATE SOVEREIGNTY REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
LEGIS RESOLVE 28 07/10/2009
HJR 40 COOK INLET/KACHEMAK BELUGA POPULATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 08/03/2010
HJR 45 OPPOSE FEDERAL CAP AND TRADE LEGISLATION REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 67 08/03/2010
HJR 49 OPPOSING EPA CLEAN AIR ACT REGULATIONS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 70 08/03/2010
SB 57 CHARTER/ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FUNDING SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 09 05/15/2009
SB 110 PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE/DNA I.D. SYSTEM SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 20 SLA 10 05/14/2010
SB 133 ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFO EXCHANGE SYSTEM SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 24 SLA 09 05/25/2009
SB 138 TAX CREDIT FOR STATE TOURISM PROGRAM SENATOR MEYER
(S) FIN 03/20/2009
SB 199 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR DENTURES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 60 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SB 208 DNR/REVENUE STUDY ON NATURAL GAS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) FIN 04/13/2010
SB 215 PIONEERS HOME RX DRUG BENEFIT SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, OLSON, KOOKESH, ELLIS, DAVIS
CHAPTER 90 SLA 10 06/17/2010
SB 219 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY:PROGRAM/MEDICAID SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 109 SLA 10 06/25/2010
SB 243 GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE:ROYALTY/PERMIT/FEE SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 38 SLA 10 06/02/2010
SJR 3 FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARK SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 07/09/2009
SJR 6 OPPOSE H.R. 45 IN CONGRESS SENATOR THERRIAULT
(S) JUD 02/25/2009
SJR 10 SUPPORT S. 371-CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROC. SENATOR THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 12 07/10/2009
SJR 12 BYPASS MAIL RATE INCREASE SENATOR OLSON
(S) CRA 03/11/2009
SJR 25 OPPOSING S. 1535--LIMIT ON AERIAL HUNTING SENATOR BUNDE
(S) RES 01/19/2010
SJR 27 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 37 06/25/2010
SR 6 OPPOSE TSA SECURITY RULE SENATOR THERRIAULT
SENATE RESOLVE 4 03/09/2009
SR 10 DOMESTIC NATURAL GAS & ALT. ENERGY SENATOR WAGONER
SENATE RESOLVE 7 08/03/2010