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Session Office

January 18 - April 15

  • Phone: 907.465.3709
  • Fax: 907.465.4714
  • State Capitol Room 518
  • Juneau AK, 99801

Interim Office

April 20 - January 15

  • Phone: 907.451.4347
  • Fax: 907.451.4348
  • 1292 Sadler Way Ste. 308
  • Fairbanks AK, 99701


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Governor Clears Way for New UAF Power Plant

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Personal Profile


Senator Pete Kelly

District A, Republican


  • Fairbanks, Alaska


  • Wife - Perri 34 years
  • Three Children


  • Monroe High School Graduated 1974,
  • Bachelor of Science – Management,
    Liberty University, Virginia 1996

Work History

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Sales Manager, K101FM
  • Owner, Kelly Communications
  • Director of State Relations, University of Alaska
  • Special Assistant to the Governor
  • Board of Director, Humble Raven Ministries


  • Alaska State Senate 1999-2003
  • State House 1995-1999
  • Co-Chair Senate Finance
  • Member House Finance Committee
  • Member Senate Resource Committee
  • Chair University Budget Subcommittee
  • Chair Health and Social Services Budget Subcommittee
Personal Legislation

SB 74 ~ Medicaid Reform

Senate Bill 74 starts the process of cost containment and reform needed to slow the growth of the Alaska Medicaid program. Medicaid has grown to $1.8 Billion of the annual operating budget, and has accounted for 22% of the total UGF increases over the last ten years. The current and former administrations have testified the Medicaid program, as it stands, is not sustainable. Low oil prices and billions of dollars in revenue shortfalls have forced us to change how we do business

SB 174 ~ Regulation of Firearms by the University of Alaska

Senate Bill 174 affirms Alaskans’ constitutional right to bear arms is not surrendered when they
step on the campuses of our public universities. The bill resolves the conflict between the
University Of Alaska Board Of Regent's weapons ban and the Alaska Constitution, ensuring that
law-abiding Alaskans may carry firearms while pursuing postsecondary education.

SJR 3 ~ Judicial Council Member Appointments

Senate Joint Resolution 3 places a constitutional amendment on the next general election ballot that would allow the voters to decide whether the membership of the Alaska Judicial Council should require legislative confirmation of all members, and be expanded to include three additional public (non-attorney) members.