100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Con Bunde

Date/Place of Birth: August 4, 1938 Mankato, Minnesota

Residency in Alaska: Ketchikan: 1961 - 1962 Anchorage: 1968 - present

Occupation: Retired University of Alaska, Anchorage Professor Retired Commercial Pilot

Adult Children: Joylene, Kurt

Education: Mankato High School, Minnesota: Graduated 1956 Central Washington University: 1962 - 1966 - B.S. Speech Pathology Central Washington University: 1967 - 1970 - M.S. Speech and Hearing Pathology Anchorage Community College: 1984 - UAA Professional Piloting

Military Service: 3 years service U.S. Army, Specialist 4th Class

Alaska State Senate: 2003 - present Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003 - present Vice-Chair, Finance Committe: 2003 - present Legislative Budget & Audit Joint Committee: 2003 - 2004 Finance Subcommittees - Chair, Administration: 2003 - 2004 - Chair, Labor & Workforce Development: 2003 - present - Chair, Law: 2003 - 2004 - Chair, Natural Resources: 2003 - present - Fish & Game: 2005 - present - University of Alaska: 2003 - 2004

Alaska State House of Representatives: 1993 - 2002 Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2001 - 2002 Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1997 - 1998 Co-Chair, Long Term Care Task Force: 1997 - 1998 Co-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 1993 - 1996 Vice-Chair, Finance Committee: 1999 - 2002 Vice-Chair, Judiciary Committee: 1997 - 1998 Vice-Chair, Rules Committee: 1995 - 1996 Legislative Budget & Audit Committee: 1995 - 2000 Select Committee on Legislative Ethics: 1997 - 1998 Special Committee on Oil & Gas: 1997 - 1998 Judiciary Committee: 1995 - 1996 Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 1993 - 1994 Resources Committee: 1993 - 1994 Finance Subcommittees: - Chair, Fish & Game: 1999 - 2002 - Chair, Public Safety: 2001 - 2002 - Chair, Revenue: 1999 - 2000 - Natural Resources: 1999 - 2000 - Education: 1993-94, 1997-98 - Court System: 1995 - 1996 - Fish & Game: 1993 - 1998 - University of Alaska: 1993 - 1998

Other Political and Government Positions: Alaska Board of Fish and Game South-central Citizens Advisory Committee

Business and Professional Positions: Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage - Speech Communication Commercial Pilot for various companies: 1974 - 1997

Service Organizations and Community Involvement: National Rifle Association Aircraft Owners & Pilots’ Association Alaska Outdoor Council Alaskan Bow Hunters Association Alaska Airmen’s Association National Conference of State Legislatures - Executive Committee Member Commissioner/Former Vice-Chair, Education Commission of the States

Awards and Recognitions: University of Alaska, Anchorage Outstanding Educator of the Year: 1991 Award of Recognition from Alaskans for Tobacco Free Kids Award of Recognition from Alaska Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind Council Community Service Award from the Alaska Public Health Association

Special Interests: Community Theater, Aviation, Hunting, Fishing, Dog Mushing, Master Instructor, Bow Hunter Education