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33rd Legislature(2023-2024)

Member Information

Charlie Huggins
2003-2012 Senator District  
2013-2014 Senator District Senate President
2015-2016 Senator District

Date/Place of Birth:
January 27, 1947
High Springs, Florida

Residency in Alaska:
Wasilla 1988 - present

Retired Colonel, US Army

Wife: Becky
Children: Chad, Hallie, Cody

Titusville High School, Titusville, FL:
Graduated 1965
Florida State University, 1969
- BS in Criminal Justice
Webster University, 1980
- MA in Personnel Management
CSG – Western Legislative Academy – 2005

Military Service: US Army: 1970-1995
Platoon Leader, B Company
- 75th Ranger Regiment: 1970
Vietnamese Airborne Regiment: 1971-72
Company Commander C Company, 1-505th
- 82nd Airborne Division: 1973-74
Battalion Commander, 1-60th Infantry: 1984-86
Task Force Commander, Sinai, Egypt: 1986
8th Army Aviation Officer, South Korea: 1987-90
Senior Army Advisory, Alaska National Guard: 1992-94
Military Officer Qualifications:
- Airborne
- Ranger
- Rotary Wing Flight Aviator
- Fixed Wing Flight Aviator
- Infantry Officer Advanced Course
- Command and General Staff College
- Air War College
- Center for Creative Leadership
Military Awards:
- Distinguished Service Cross
- Silver Star
- Bronze Star V
- Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
- Vietnamese Parachute Badge
- Combat Infantryman’s Badge
- Airborne Wings
- Ranger Tab
- Aviator Wings

Alaska State Senate: 2004 – present
Minority Leader: 2011

2011-2012 Committees:
Transportation Committee
Joint Armed Services Committee

2009-2010 Committees:
Rules Committee
Co-Chair: Alaska Veterans’ Caucus
Vice-Chair: Resources Committee
Member: Legislative Budget and Audit
Joint Armed Services Committee
Education Committee
Finance Committee
Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force
Joint Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force
Higher Education/Career Readiness Task Force
Education Funding District Cost Factor Committee

2007-2008 Committees:
Resources Committee
Special Committee on Energy
Majority Whip
Finance Committee
Judiciary Committee
Special Committee on Education
Member: Joint Armed Services Committee
Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force
Legislative Budget & Audit
Joint Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force
ASC Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Victims’ Advocate Selection Committee

2005-2006 Committees:
Chair: Transportation Committee
Vice Chair: Judiciary Committee
Member: State Affairs Committee
World Trade & State & Federal Relations Committee
Joint Armed Services Committee
ASC Subcommittee on Homeland Security Joint Committee

Other Political and Government Positions:
Energy Council:2007
Board Member, Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority: 2007
Matanuska-Susitna Caucus: 2004-Present
Alaska Director of Veterans Affairs:2003-04

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Vietnam Veterans “The Moving Wall” to Alaska; Volunteer: 2006
Member, Salvation Army Board of Directors, Palmer: 1999-2002
Challenge Learning Center Board of Directors, Kenai: 1999-2002
Area-wide Council of Veteran’s Organizations, President: 2001-present
Wasilla Bible Church, Member and Substitute
Rotary International, Wasilla Youth Foreign Exchange Program Coordinator: 1999-2001
Mat-Su Borough School Board Member: 1997-99
Mat-Su Council of PTA’s, President: 1996
Valley Youth Basketball, President and Coach: 1997-2002
Pop Warner Football, Coach: 2001
American Legion, Member: 2003-present
Vietnam Veterans of America, Member:2003-present
Fisher House Board of Directors, Member: 2009-present
Alaska Outdoor Council, Member
National Rifle Association, Member
Hunting Guide

Special Interests:
Hunting, fishing and flying, coaching youth sports