Kim Elton
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Kim Elton

Democrat

American government official, journalist and politician

Juneau, Alaska

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Kim Elton

American government official, journalist and politician
Summary
Experience
73
Years of Age
17
Years of Experience
AKResidence (state)

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.

Experience

Education

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University of Alaska
Attended
1972 - 1974
Saint Olaf College
Attended
1966 - 1968

Past Positions

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Senator
Alaska State Senate
1999 - 2009
Representative
Alaska State House of Representatives
1995 - 1998
Assembly Member
Juneau Borough Assembly
1990 - 1994
Executive Director
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
1989 - 1994
Assistant State Ombudsman
1986 - 1988
Staff
Alaska State House of Representatives Ethics Committee
1987 - 1988
Policy Director
Office of Lieutenant Governor Terry Miller
1979 - 1982
Editor
Juneau Empire
1976 - 1978
Reporter/Editor
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
1974 - 1976
United States Army
Vietnam
1969 - 1971
Experience
Commercial Fisherman

Other Experience

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Member
Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force
2002 - Current
Member
Juneau Boys and Girls Club Board
1998 - Current
Chair
Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force, present
Member
Juneau Chamber of Commerce, present
Member
Alaska State Salary Commission
1976 - 1977