House of Representatives



Email: Representative.Alan.Austerman@akleg.gov
District: 35
Party: Republican
Toll-Free: 800-865-2487

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 505
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-2487
Fax: 907-465-4956
Interim Contact
305 Center Ave. Suite 1
Kodiak AK, 99615
Phone: 907-486-8872
Fax: 907-486-5264

Date/Place of Birth:
May 23, 1943
Everett, Washington

Residency in Alaska:
Kodiak: 1943 - present

Occupation:
Commercial fisherman (crab, salmon, halibut and shrimp)
Small Business Owner & Operator

Family:
Wife: Ginny
Children: Carol, Dawn

Education:
Kodiak High School: Graduated 1961

Military:
7 years service
Alaska National Guard, Sergeant (E-5)

Alaska State House of Representatives:
1995 - 2000, 2009 - present
Community & Regional Affairs: 1995 - 1996, 2011 - present
    Co-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Fisheries: 1995 - 1998, 2011 - present
    Chair: 1995 - 1998
Legislative Council: 2011 - present
Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2011 - present
Rules: 2011 - present
Finance: 1999 - 2000, 2009 - 2010
Administrative Regulation Review: 1997 - 1998
World Trade & State/Federal Relations:
    Vice-Chair: 1997 - 1998
Economic Development: 1997 - 1998
Electric Utility Restructuring: 1997 - 1998
International Trade/Tourism:
    Vice-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Resources Committee: 1995 - 1996
Finance Subcommittees
    - Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2011 - present
    - Fish & Game: 2011 - present
    - Governor: 2011 - present
    - Legislature: 2011 - present
    - University of Alaska: 2009 - 2010
    - Chair, Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2009 - 2010
    - Chair, Environmental Conservation: 2009 - 2010
    - Chair, Fiscal Policy: 2009 - 2010
    - Chair, Community & Economic Development: 1999 - 2000
    - Chair, Community & Regional Affairs: 1999 - 2000
    - Chair, Labor & Workforce Development: 1999 - 2000
    - Chair, University of Alaska: 1999 - 2000
    - Community & Regional Affairs: 1997 - 1998
    - Public Safety: 1995 - 1998
    - Administration: 1995 - 1996

Other Political and Government Positions:
Fisheries Policy Advisor, Governor of Alaska: 2003 - 2008
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, 1985 - 1990, 1992 - 1994
Kodiak Island Borough Parks & Recreation
City of Kodiak Personnel Board
Kodiak Island Transportation Committee
Kodiak Island School Budget Review Committee
Kodiak Community College Advisory Board
Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board.

Business and Professional Positions:
Executive Director, Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau: 1993 - 1994
Owner, Austerman’s Office Supply: 1979 - 1994
Police Officer, City of Kodiak
Commercial Fisherman
Union Longshoreman
Sporting Goods Store Manager
Hunting and Fishing Lodge Owner: 1985 - 1990
Printing Shop Owner: 1975 - 1988
Newspaper Owner, Kadiak Times: 1976 - 1983

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
President/Board Member, Kodiak Jaycees
City of Kodiak Personnel Board
President, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce
Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board
Commissioner, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission
North Pacific and Bering Sea Fisheries Advisory Board
US/Russia Intergovernmental Consultative Committee on Fisheries
Ex-officio Member, Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. Board of Directors
Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force
Council of State Governments - West (CSG West) Energy & Environment Committee
Ex-officio Member, Fishery Industrial Technology Center (FITC) Policy Center in Kodiak
Co-Founder, Kodiak Rodeo Association
Chair, Ducks Unlimited
Co-Founder, Kodiak Alaska State Parks Advisory Committee
Elks Lodge
National Rifle Association
Pioneers of Alaska
Kodiak Island Sportsmen Association
Rotary

Special Interests:
Hunting, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking