100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"
1913 to 2013
State & Territorial
Date/Place of Birth: March 25, 1949; Berkeley, California
Occupation: Commercial Salmon Fisherman; Attorney; Adjunct Professor, Kodiak College, and Executive Director, Alaskan Oceans Seas and Fisheries Research Foundation
Spouse: Susan Jeffrey
Step Children: Sara Klemzak and Alex Klemzak
Residency in Alaska: 29 years
Education: High School- Governor Dummer Academy 1968; University of California at Berkeley 1972, BA History; University of Idaho-College of Law 1985, Juris Doctorate
Military Service: (civilian appointed by President Reagan), Selective Service System Alaska Draft Board #2 Member 1982-2002
Political and Government Positions: Regent, University of Alaska 1993-2001- Acting President/ Vice President/ Treasurer; Mayor, Kodiak Island Borough 1980-1981; Assemblyman, Kodiak Island Borough 1978-1980; Deputy Mayor 1979-1980; Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Kodiak Island Borough 1976-1977.
Business and Professional Positions: Commercial Salmon Fisherman 1987-Present; Attorney 1985-Present; Executive Director; Alaskan Oceans Foundation 1998-Present; Adjunct Professor UAA-Kodiak College 2002-Present; Alaska General Contractor 1982-1986; Builder/Developer 1976-1982; Commercial Fisherman Crew 1973-1981; Logger & Sawmill Worker 1976-1977; Union Carpenter 1974-1975; Longshoreman Union Casual Worker 1974-1975; Assistant Hotel Manager 1974; Cannery Worker 1973-1974
Service Organization(s) Membership: Kodiak Republican Party District 36 Committee, Vice-chair; Kodiak Chamber of Commerce; Kodiak Teen Court; Kodiak Multi-Cultural Forum; Baranof Museum, Member Endowment Committee Alutiiq Museum; Kodiak Maritime Museum; Kodiak Arts Council; KMXT; Kodiak Ad-Hoc Fisheries Research Group, Co-chair; North West Setnetters Association, Past President; United Salmon Association, Past State Board Member; Kodiak Salmon Working Group; Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks; Lions Club; Republican Voter Registrar in Kodiak
Special Interests: Hunting-Sport fishing; Watercolor painting; Reading; Carpentry-woodworking; Travel