23rd-30th Legislature (2003 -2018)

HOUSE
PAUL SEATON





Representative Paul Seaton
District: 31
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 38 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(S) STA 03/21/2016
HB 39 PUBL EMPL HEALTH INS; WELLNESS COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 02/06/2015
HB 49 BENEFIT CORPORATIONS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) RLS 04/06/2015
HB 59 MARIJUANA CONCENTRATES; LICENSES REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) JUD 03/11/2015
HB 182 INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX AND TAX CREDITS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
WITHDRAWN 04/20/2016
HB 191 OIL AND GAS CORPORATE TAXES REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) RES 04/11/2015
HB 202 WORKFORCE & ED RELATED STATISTICS PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE SEATON BY REQUEST
(H) EDC 04/16/2015
HB 227 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE REFORM REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 03/09/2016
HB 237 INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 03/23/2016
HB 338 MUNI. PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) CRA 02/24/2016
HB 344 DRUG PRESCRIPTION DATABASE REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 03/28/2016
HB 365 INCOME TAX; PERMANENT FUND TAX CREDIT REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
(H) FIN 02/24/2016



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 44 SEX ABUSE/ASSAULT/DATING VIOL PREV. PROGS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
CHAPTER 2 SSSLA 15 07/09/2015
HB 275 INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY;KATIE JOHN DAY REPRESENTATIVE DRUMMOND
(S) STA 04/04/2016
HB 305 RECREATIONAL/AVOCATIONAL TRAINING EXEMPT. REPRESENTATIVE GATTIS
CHAPTER 21 SLA 16 06/17/2016
HJR 6 FEDERAL CONTAMINATION OF ANCSA LANDS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 9 09/01/2015
HR 6 MAX F. GRUENBERG JR. COMMITTEE ROOM REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
HOUSE RESOLVE 6 08/26/2016
SB 23 OPIOID OD DRUGS: DISPENSING; IMMUNITY SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 2 SLA 16 03/14/2016