Pete Kott

Pete Kott REPRepublican

Alaska state legislator, business owner, retired U.S. Air Force captain

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Pete KottREPRepublican Alaska state legislator, business owner, retired U.S. Air Force captain
74
Years of Age
13
Years of Experience
AKResidence (state)

Peter Kott (born 1949) is a former Republican state representative for District 17 serving Eagle River, Alaska, in the Alaska Legislature for seven terms, from 1993 until 2007. He was Speaker of the House during his sixth term in 2003–2004. On May 4, 2007, Kott was one of three former or current legislators (the others being Bruce Weyhrauch (R-Juneau) and Vic Kohring (R-Wasilla)) arrested and charged with bribery, extortion, and other corruption-related charges involving allegations of soliciting and receiving money and favors from VECO Corporation executives in return for their votes on an oil tax law favored by the VECO. Kott pleaded not guilty to all charges. On September 25, 2007, a federal jury found Kott guilty on three of the four charges brought against him. He was acquitted on the charge of wire fraud. On December 7, 2007, he was sentenced to six years in prison and fined $10,000.However, he was released on bond in June 2009 while a court reviews the case. The conviction was vacated and in 2011 Kott agreed to plead guilty in exchange for being sentenced to time served and conditions on his release.

Education4 - 4 of 2
Florida International University
MPA
1979
Florida International University
BS Criminal Justice
1977
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
Alaska State House of Representatives
1993 - 2006
Experience
Precinct Committeeman
Speaker of the House
Alaska State House of Representatives
Former Adjunct Professor
Wayland Baptist University
1986 - 1995
Captain
United States Air Force
1969 - 1991
Co-Owner
Kott's Hardwood Flooring Incorporated
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
Experience
American Legislative Exchange Council
Experience
National Federation of Independent Business
Member
Eagle River Elks Lodge
Member
National Rifle Association
Member
Muldoon American Legion