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 11 INTERPRETATION OF OIL & GAS LEASE REPRESENTATIVES GRUENBERG, SEATON, CISSNA, TUCK, PETERSEN, GUTTENBERG, GATTO
(H) RES 01/20/2009
HB 40 MINING PROD. & LICENSE TAXES/ROYALTIES REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) RES 01/20/2009
HB 41 BOARD OF FISHERIES CONFLICTS OF INTEREST REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, P.WILSON
(H) RES 02/06/2009
HB 43 GEODUCK AQUATIC FARMING/SEED TRANSFER REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(S) RES 04/08/2009
HB 46 MIXING ZONES/SEWAGE SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FSH 01/20/2009
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 66 NET ENERGY METERING REPRESENTATIVES SEATON, AUSTERMAN, GATTO, RAMRAS, MUNOZ, P.WILSON, BUCH
(H) ENE 01/20/2009
HB 132 BICYCLE PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 03/23/2009
HB 179 EXPANDING KENAI RIVER SPECIAL MGMT AREA REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) RES 03/12/2009
HB 200 CLEAN WATER FUND:LINKED DEPOSITS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) RES 03/23/2009
HB 262 MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVES KELLER, HERRON, PETERSEN, LYNN, SEATON
CHAPTER 9 SLA 10 05/01/2010
HB 270 MEDICAID FOR MEDICAL & INTERMEDIATE CARE REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, SEATON, HERRON, GRUENBERG
(H) HSS 01/19/2010
HB 389 COMMERCIAL FISHING LOAN ACT REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) L&C 03/23/2010
HB 401 CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES & COMMUNICATIONS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) STA 02/23/2010
HCR 1 RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 21 06/08/2009
HJR 22 URGING US TO RATIFY LAW OF THE SEA TREATY REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/29/2009



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 14 ALASKAN MALAMUTE AS STATE DOG REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER
CHAPTER 17 SLA 10 05/12/2010
HB 20 FISHERIES LOANS:ENERGY EFFICIENCY/AMOUNT REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, BUCH
CHAPTER 120 SLA 10 08/19/2010
HB 26 MEDICAID FOR ADULT DENTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 35 SLA 09 06/20/2009
HB 58 EDUC LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, P.WILSON, MILLETT
(H) FIN 04/01/2009
HB 69 EARLY CHILDHOOD ED: PARENTS AS TEACHERS REPRESENTATIVES TUCK, PETERSEN, KAWASAKI, GARA
(S) FIN 04/18/2010
HB 70 FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
CHAPTER 11 SLA 10 05/04/2010
HB 87 MED BENEFITS OF DISABLED PEACE OFFICERS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
(H) L&C 01/26/2009
HB 137 COMPACT: EDUCATION OF MILITARY CHILDREN REPRESENTATIVE COGHILL
CHAPTER 10 SLA 09 05/15/2009
HB 148 ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLAN AND GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVE GARA
(H) ENE 02/23/2009
HB 209 SURCHARGE: OIL EXPORTED TO CERTAIN STATES REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(H) RES 03/30/2009
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 318 UNREGULATED POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
(H) CRA 01/29/2010
HB 331 YOUTH COURTS AND CRIMINAL FINES REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
(H) FIN 03/01/2010
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
HJR 3 CONST.AM:NO GAMING WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL REPRESENTATIVES CRAWFORD, DAHLSTROM
(H) FIN 03/27/2009
HJR 17 OPPOSE H.R. 45 (BLAIR HOLT FIREARM LIC.) REPRESENTATIVE HARRIS
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/10/2009
HJR 19 OIL TANKER ESCORT VESSELS/OIL SPILL ANNIV REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/13/2009
HJR 21 GROUNDFISH FISHERIES LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) RLS 04/06/2009
HJR 38 CONST. AM: INCREASE NUMBER OF LEGISLATORS REPRESENTATIVE P.WILSON
(H) FIN 03/15/2010
HJR 43 FED. FUNDING: DOMESTIC SEAFOOD MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
(H) RES 02/17/2010
HR 6 DEVELOP MENTAL HEALTH TRUST LAND REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 05/05/2009
HR 8 OPPOSE TSA SECURITY RULE REPRESENTATIVE KELLY
HOUSE RESOLVE 5 03/09/2009
HR 10 IN SUPPORT OF SENATOR TED STEVENS REPRESENTATIVE R.FOSTER
HOUSE RESOLVE 7 06/02/2009
SB 57 CHARTER/ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FUNDING SENATOR THOMAS
CHAPTER 9 SLA 09 05/15/2009
SJR 3 FIREARMS IN NATIONAL PARK SENATOR THERRIAULT
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 07/09/2009