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Fred Dyson

Senate District F, Republican

Date/Place of Birth

  • January 16, 1939
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Residency in Alaska

  • Anchorage: 1964
  • Fairbanks: 1965 – 1968
  • Anchorage: 1970 – 1976
  • Eagle River: 1976 – present

Occupation

  • Mariner, mechanical engineer, marine science consultant, technical writer, former commercial fisherman, charter boat operator

Family

  • Wife – Jane, since May 28, 1966
  • Children – Cindy Dyson-McGlen, Wendy Shaw, Jana Oztergut
  • Seven grandchildren
  • Many foster children

Education

  • Highline High School: Seattle, Washington
  • University of Washington: 5 years – Mechanical Engineering
  • - Graduate courses:
  • Mechanical Engineering, Arctic Engineering & Management

Alaska Senate: 2003 – present

  • Chair, State Affairs: 2013 - 2014
  • Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 – 2006
  • Resources Committee: 2003 - 2014
  • Judiciary Committee: 2013 - 2014
  • Armed Services Joint Committee: 2003 – 2006
  • Finance Committee: 2003 – 2008
  • Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2007 – 2008
  • Legislative Council Joint Committee: 2003
  • Ombudsman Selection Committee: 2007 – 2008
  • Victim’s Advocate Selection Committee: 2007 – 2008
  • Finance Subcommittees:
    • - Chair, Administration: 2003 – 2006
    • - Chair, Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2004 – 2006
    • - Chair, Public Safety: 2004 – 2006
    • - Administration: 2007 – 2008
    • - Community & Economic Development: 2003
    • - Education & Early Development: 2003
    • - Environmental Conservation: 2004 – 2005
    • - Health & Social Services Committee: 2007 – 2008
    • - Labor and Workforce Development: 2003
    • - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2003, 2007 – 2008
    • - Revenue: 2004 – 2005
    • - University of Alaska: 2003 – 2008
  • Chair, Children’s Caucus: 1997 – 2005

Alaska State House of Representatives 1997 – 2002

  • Chair, Health, Education & Social Services: 1999 – 2002
  • Special Committee on Economic Development, Trade & Tourism: 1999 – 2002
  • Special Committee on Fisheries: 1999 – 2002
  • Special Committee on Oil & Gas: 1999 – 2002
  • Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 1997 – 2000
  • Electric Utility Restructuring Joint Committee: 1997 – 1998
  • Resources Committee: 1997 – 1998
  • Special Committee on Telecommunications: 1997 – 1998
  • Finance Subcommittees
    • - Court System: 2001 – 2002
    • - Health & Social Services: 1997 – 2002
    • - Corrections: 1997 – 2000
    • - Fish & Game: 1999 – 2000
  • Chair, Children’s Caucus: 2001 – 2002
  • Co-Chair, Children’s Caucus: 1997 – 1998
  • Anchorage Caucus: 1999 – 2000

Other Political and Government Positions

  • Health Commission: 2001 – present
  • Alaska Fisheries Task Force: 2001 – present
  • - Council of State Governments
  • Anchorage Municipal Assembly: 1985 – 1991
  • Chugiak/Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
  • Pacific Northwest Economic Region
  • - Vice President/President: July 2003 – 2005
  • U.S. Energy Council Executive Board
  • Business and Professional Positions:
  • Commercial Fisherman, salmon and herring: 1976 – 1999
  • - Owner/Captain, Marine Charter Service
  • Consultant, Technical Writer: 1985 – present
  • Maintenance Engineer, British Petroleum: 1972 – 1984
  • Boating columnist, Anchorage Times;
  • Anchorage Daily News
  • Contributing Editor, Alaska Boating Magazine

Service Organizations and Community Involvement

  • Chugiak/Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
  • Eagle River Community Council
  • National Rifle Association
  • Alaska Right to Life
  • Former Member, Eagle River Community Council;
  • Former Member, Eagle River Limited Road Service Area Board;
  • Former Member, Alaska State Human Rights Commission;
  • Former Member, Chugach State Park Citizens Advisory Board;
  • Former Member, Anchorage Library Commission;
  • Former Member, Anchorage Aquatic Resources Commission

Special Interests

  • Mechanical antiques restoration, cars, guns, boats, tools, history, outdoor sports, and reading
Staff & Contacts
Personal Legislation

SB 11: KNIVES, GRAVITY KNIVES, & SWITCHBLADES: "An Act amending certain provisions of criminal law prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transfer, or possession of switchblades and gravity knives; adding definitions of 'gravity knife' and 'switchblade' to the criminal law; and reserving to the state, with limited exceptions for municipalities, the authority to regulate knives." Full Bill Status >>

 SB 14: ELECTRIC/TELEPHONE COOPS: BOARD TERMS: "An Act relating to the term of office of directors of telephone or electric cooperatives."  Full Bill Status >>

SB 41: SCHOOL SPORTS/INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES: "An Act relating to student participation in interscholastic activities; and providing for an effective date." Full Bill Status >>

SB 56: RECLASSIFYING CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES: "An Act relating to certain crimes involving controlled substances; and providing for an effective date."  Full Bill Status >>

SB 80: OUT-OF-STATE PHYS. LICENSE; TELEMEDICINE: "An Act relating to the practice of telemedicine; relating to licenses for out-of-state physicians or podiatrists to practice telemedicine in this state under certain circumstances; and relating to insurance coverage for telemedicine."    Full Bill Status >>

SB 104: APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE DIVIDEND FUND: "An Act relating to appropriations from the dividend fund; creating the criminal fund; and providing for an effective date."    Full Bill Status  >>

SB 108: LIMIT PUBLIC ACCESS TO CRIMINAL RECORDS: "An Act relating to the confidentiality of certain records of criminal cases; and providing for an effective date." Full Bill Status >>

SB 110: RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY: "An Act relating to the authority of the victims' advocate to request a hearing for the release to a crime victim under certain conditions of certain property in the custody of a law enforcement agency."   Full Bill Status >>

SB 182: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SALARY DIFFERENTIALS: "An Act relating to salary differences in collective bargaining agreements subject to the Public Employment Relations Act that are based on a difference in the cost of living outside the state and the cost of living in the state; and providing for an effective date."    Full Bill Status >>

SB 186: CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ADVISORY COMMITTEE: "An Act relating to the Controlled Substances Advisory Committee and providing for mandatory meetings of the committee at least twice a year."    Full Bill Status >>


SJR 2: LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION IN STATE: Commending and supporting actions taken by the Office of the Governor, the attorney general, and the commissioner of natural resources to protect the state from federal government incursion into the care and management of state resources and to promote the economic prosperity of the state; and urging the United States Congress and the President of the United States to limit federal government overreach into management of state resources.   Full Bill Status >>

SJR 6: OPPOSE EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON GUN CONTROL:Urging the United States Congress not to relinquish to the office of the President of the United States the legislative duty to safeguard one of our most fundamental rights; and urging the President of the United States to refrain from any further efforts to restrict ownership of firearms.   Full Bill Status >>

SJR 18: FEDERAL CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION: Requesting the United States Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office of federal government officials; and urging the legislatures of the other 49 states to request the United States Congress to call a convention of the states.   Full Bill Status>>