House of Representatives



Email: Representative.Geran.Tarr@akleg.gov
District: 17
Party: Democrat
Toll-Free: 800-303-2455

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 114
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-3424
Fax: 907-465-3793
Interim Contact
716 W. 4th Avenue
Anchorage AK, 99501
Phone: 907-269-0144
Fax: 907-269-0148

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Environmental Studies and Women’s Studies from Ohio University;
Master’s degree in Public Administration (Policy Analysis focus) from University of Alaska Anchorage

Born:
Akron, Ohio

Occupation:
Adjunct UAA Faculty

Experience:

  • Airport Heights Community Council President
  • Top 40 Under 40 by The Alaska Journal of Commerce
  • Adjunct Faculty- UAA Biology Department (14yrs)
  • Former Chief of Staff - Senator Johnny Ellis (5 years)
  • Chair/Commissioner, Anchorage Women’s Commission. Appointed by Mayor Mark Begich, re-appointed by Mayor Dan Sullivan, (November 2008-present)
  • Founding Board Member/Member, Anchorage Farmer’s Market
  • District Chair/Campaign Volunteer, Alaska Democratic Party (2001-present)
  • American Council of Young Political Leaders, Delegate to Thailand
  • Volunteer, AWAIC Legal Program (1999)
  • Over a decade of working in workforce development preparing Alaskans for 21st century jobs
  • Many years working in legislature with extensive knowledge and understanding of the legislative process
  • Significant experience as community volunteer, advocate, and leader for under-served Alaskans
  • Project leader for numerous initiatives, including educational conferences, legislative campaigns, and neighborhood projects
  • Recognition for professional contributions through awards
  • Group Study Exchange (GSE), Rotary International (October-November 2003)