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Legislature(1957-1958)

Committee/Member Information


Carl Gatto
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
2003-2012 Representative District  
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Date/Place of Birth:
December 29, 1937
New York, New York

Residency in Alaska:
1968 - present

Occupation:
Paramedic/Fire Officer, Anchorage Fire Department

Family:
Wife - Cathy (school nurse)
Children - Kip, Antonia, Samantha, Gabriel

Education:
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
   - M.S. Biology
Brooklyn Polytech, Brooklyn, New York
   - B.A. Mechanical Engineering
University of California, San Jose, CA
   - B.A. Physical Science
   - B.A. Biology
   - Teacher Certification: High School and Special Education
University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
   - A.A. Paramedicine
   - Fire Instructor I, II, III
Brooklyn Tech High School, Brooklyn, New York

Military:
General Electric Company Development of Military Jet Engines

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2009 - present
Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2003 - 2004
Co-Chair, Resources Committee: 2007 - 2008
Co-Chair, Transportation Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2004
Vice-Chair: State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Education & Early Development Committee: 2003 - 2006
Ethics Committee: 2007 - present
Health, Education & Social Services: 2005 - 2006
Judiciary Committee: 2009 - present
Legislative Council Committee: 2005 - 2006
Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003, 2007 - 2008
Regulatory Review Committee: 2009 - present
Resources Committee: 2003 - 2006
State Affairs Committee: 2009 - present
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Education & Early Development: 2003 - 2006
   - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2003 - 2006
   - Public Safety: 2003 - 2004
   - Revenue: 2005 - 2006
Chair, Mat-Su Valley Caucus

Other Political and Government Positions:
National:
NCSL Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
NCSL Committee on Education
NCSL Committee on Legislative Effectiveness
ECS - Education Commission of the States
CSG, Energy & Environment Committee
State Agriculture & Rural Leaders (SARL) Board
Energy Council

State/Local:
Commander, Civil Air Patrol
Commissioner, Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education
Council on Education of Military Children
Vice-President Matanuska-Susitna School Board
Valley Hospital Board of Trustees
Matanuska-Susitna Parks & Recreation Board
Road Service Area Supervisor

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Military Jet Engineer
Irrigation Engineer
Former High School Science Teacher
Paramedic/Firefighter

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Race Director for various walks and runs
Valley Hospital Association
Basketball Coach
Soccer Assistant Coach
Cross-Country Team Photographer
Church Outreach Counselor, Yukon River Trips, International Trips for teens
Palmer Chamber of Commerce
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce

Other Information:
Conservative Patriots Group
Sportsman’s Caucus
Patrick Henry Caucus
Heartland Institute
Awards
   - Defender of Democracy 2004
   - Frontiersman's Most Trusted Elected Official 2006
   - Ag Legislator of the Year 2007

Special Interests:
Family, Triathlons, Hunting, Fishing, School Sports, Private Pilot/Flying, Charity Walks/Races