Senator Chris Birch


Chris Birch

Representing Huffman, O'Malley, Abbott Loop, Independence Park, East Dowling

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Alaska Senate Backs Development in ANWR

JUNEAU – The Alaska State Senate today passed a resolution supporting responsible development in a small area of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).  Full Story >>

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Chris Birch

District M, Republican

Chris Birch’s family has a proud history in Alaska beginning in 1944, when his father, Frank Birch, served in the US Marine Corps, stationed in Adak.  After the war, Frank returned to Alaska with his wife, Bettijeanne, where he worked as a mining engineer and she as a geologist.

Growing up in mining camps near Fairbanks and the Brooks Range, Chris chose to follow in his father’s footsteps, earning a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1972 and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management in 1979. As a licensed professional engineer, he has had broad experience in both public and private sector business operations and management.

This professional experience coupled with his service on the Assembly, along with many other community organizations in Fairbanks and Anchorage, have been instrumental in preparing him to offer the leadership, budget discipline, and experience necessary to move our state forward in challenging times.

Juneau: 907.465.4931
Anchorage: 907.269.0205

State Capitol Room 125
Juneau, AK 99801

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SB 83 ~ Telecommunications Regulation Exemptions  Bill Text

SB 83 seeks to encourage investment and innovation in the telecommunication industry by updating the telecommunication statutes.


SB 51 ~ National Resource Water Designation  Bill Text

SB 51 codifies a designation process for ONRWs consistent with how landscape-scale lands and waters of the state should be designated for conservation: by legislative approval rather than executive or agency fiat...


SB 80 ~ Initiative Severability  Bill Text

SB 80 seeks to ensure ballot initiative language that appears before voters at the ballot box is the same as the language circulated during the signature-gathering phase and to restore the legislature’s important...


SJR 7 ~ Endorsing ANWR Leasing  Bill Text

Senate Joint Resolution 7 urges the Department of the Interior to stay the course in implementing an ANWR coastal plain oil and gas leasing program.



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