American government official, journalist and politicianJuneau, Alaska
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Kim EltonAmerican government official, journalist and politician
Kim Steven Elton (born April 9, 1948) is a journalist, commercial fisherman, government official and Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Alaska. Elton represented Juneau in the Alaska House of Representatives for two terms, from 1995 to 1999. In 1998, he was elected to the Alaska Senate, serving until his resignation in early 2009 to accept appointment as Director of Alaska Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior by President Barack Obama. Prior to holding elected office, Elton was Executive Director of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and a salmon troller engaged in commercial fishing.