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33rd Legislature(2023-2024)

Member Information

Rick Halford
1993-1994 Senator District  Senate President
1995-2000 Senator District
2001-2002 Senator District Senate President
Date/Place of Birth:
9/17/44; Boston, MA
Commercial Pilot; Guide
Stacy, Katy, Tina, Kellen, Alec
Residency in Alaska:
Anchorage, 1966-68; Chugiak/Eagle River, 1968-to present
High School - Norwell High School,1958-62
College/University - Kings College; Alaska Methodist University, B.A. History - Political Science, Minor in Economics
Military Service:
Alaska Air National Guard, 7 years, 1968-75, Staff Sergeant, Honorable Discharge
Political and Government Positions:
State Senate, 1983-to present; Senate President, 1993-94; Minority Leader, 1985-87, 1989, 1991-92, 1995-96; Chair, Senate Resources Committee; Chair, Joint Special Committee on Mergers; State House of Representatives, 1979-82; Majority Leader, 1981-82
Business and Professional Positions:
Halford Guide Service
Service Organization(s) Membership:
Life Member, National Rifle Association; Alaska Airmen's Association; Alaska Outdoor Council; Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce; Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society
Special Interests:
Flying, children and outdoor activities
Legislator of the Year, Safari Club International, Alaska Chapter,1999; Defender of Freedom Award, National Rifle Association, 1996; Wildlife Conservation Legislator of the Year, Alaska Outdoor Council,1996,1990; Outstanding Republican State Senator, Alaska Republican Party,1992; Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa,1988