20th-27th Legislature (1997 -2012)

SENATE
ALBERT KOOKESH





Senator Albert Kookesh
District: C
Party: Democrat

Legislative Service
1997-2004 Representative
2005-2012 Senator

BIRTH DATE/PLACE:
11/24/1948; Juneau, Alaska

OCCUPATION:
Commercial Fisherman, Lodge and Market Owner/Operator

SPOUSE:
Sally Woods Kookesh

CHILDREN:
Elaine, Jacleen. Reanna, Albert, Walter

Education:
Grade School: Angoon Grade School High School: Mt. Edgecumbe High School
College University Alaska Methodist University, 1971, B.A.
Post Graduate: University of Washington, 1976, Juris Doctorate

Political and Government Positions:
Special Assistant for Rural Affairs, Office of the Governor, 12/94-5/96, Alaska Democratic Party: Precinct Chairman, Central Committeeman

Business and Professional Positions:
Board of Directors,Sealaska Corporation, Former Business Manager, Executive VP, Acting President/CEO, Kootznoowoo Inc, 1976-92

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 46 CHILD SUPPORT AWARDS SENATOR KOOKESH
(S) JUD 03/12/2010
SB 215 PIONEERS HOME RX DRUG BENEFIT SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, OLSON, KOOKESH, ELLIS, DAVIS
CHAPTER 90 SLA 10 06/17/2010



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 10 MUNICIPAL TAX EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, CHENAULT, THOMAS, GARA, HARRIS, KAWASAKI
CHAPTER 10 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 20 FISHERIES LOANS:ENERGY EFFICIENCY/AMOUNT REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, BUCH
CHAPTER 120 SLA 10 08/19/2010
HB 50 LIMIT OVERTIME FOR REGISTERED NURSES REPRESENTATIVES P.WILSON, GARA, TUCK, PETERSEN, LYNN, SEATON, GATTO, CISSNA, MUNOZ, GARDNER
CHAPTER 118 SLA 10 07/07/2010
HB 63 COUNCIL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: MEMBERS, STAFF REPRESENTATIVES FAIRCLOUGH, HOLMES, COGHILL, P.WILSON
CHAPTER 47 SLA 09 06/23/2009
HB 114 STATE TRANS FACILITY FOR EMERGENCY AID REPRESENTATIVE RAMRAS
CHAPTER 40 SLA 10 06/02/2010
HB 210 IZEMBEK STATE GAME REFUGE LAND EXCHANGE REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 119 SLA 10 08/19/2010
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 307 SEXUAL ASSAULT PROTECTIVE ORDERS REPRESENTATIVE HOLMES
CHAPTER 4 SLA 10 03/31/2010
HB 334 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
CHAPTER 44 SLA 10 06/04/2010
HB 377 VOLUNTEER AMATEUR SPORTS OFFICIALS REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 10 04/30/2010
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 16 DISABLED VETERANS PROCUREMENT PREFERENCE REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 06/04/2010
HJR 25 HYDROELECTRIC POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
LEGIS RESOLVE 27 07/22/2009
HJR 26 STATEHOOD/ANCSA LAND SURVEY FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
LEGIS RESOLVE 66 08/03/2010
SB 32 MEDICAID:HOME/COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES SENATOR ELLIS
(H) FIN 04/14/2009
SB 43 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG SENATOR MENARD
(H) RLS 04/15/2010
SB 79 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 03/05/2009
SB 87 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) FIN 02/11/2009
SB 122 PREKINDERGARTEN SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS SENATOR DAVIS
(S) EDC 02/23/2009
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 139 INCENTIVES FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL PROVIDERS SENATOR OLSON
(H) FIN 04/12/2010
SB 157 CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION FOR SUBPORT SENATOR OLSON
(S) FIN 04/03/2009
SB 163 FISHERMEN'S FUND SENATOR PASKVAN
CHAPTER 103 SLA 10 06/25/2010
SB 172 ALASKA HEALTH CARE COMMISSION SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 96 SLA 10 06/21/2010
SB 173 MARINE & MOTORIZED RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) L&C 03/27/2009
SB 180 FELON CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON SENATOR FRENCH
(S) STA 04/03/2009
SB 199 MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR DENTURES SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 60 SLA 10 06/09/2010
SB 213 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) FIN 04/14/2010
SB 219 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY:PROGRAM/MEDICAID SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 109 SLA 10 06/25/2010
SB 221 SCHOLARSHIPS/ LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCES SENATOR STEVENS
CHAPTER 14 SLA 10 05/10/2010
SB 243 GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE:ROYALTY/PERMIT/FEE SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 38 SLA 10 06/02/2010
SB 257 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES SENATOR EGAN
CHAPTER 110 SLA 10 06/28/2010
SCR 4 ACCEPT FED. ECONOMIC STIMULUS PAYMENTS SENATOR STEDMAN
HELD ON SECY'S DESK 03/23/2009
SCR 14 FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH SENATOR EGAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 40 08/03/2010
SJR 12 BYPASS MAIL RATE INCREASE SENATOR OLSON
(S) CRA 03/11/2009
SJR 17 DESIGNATING 2009 AS THE YEAR OF ARMY NCO SENATOR HUGGINS
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 06/17/2009
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 9 COMMITTEE ROOM NAMED AFTER WILLIAM BELTZ SENATOR OLSON
SENATE RESOLVE 6 02/10/2010
SR 10 DOMESTIC NATURAL GAS & ALT. ENERGY SENATOR WAGONER
SENATE RESOLVE 7 08/03/2010