100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Alan Austerman

Date/Place of Birth: May 23, 1943 Everett, Washington

Residency in Alaska: Kodiak: 1943 - present

Occupation: Commercial fisherman (crab, salmon, halibut and shrimp) Small Business Owner & Operator

Family: Wife: Ginny Children: Carol, Dawn

Education: Kodiak High School: Graduated 1961

Military: 7 years service Alaska National Guard, Sergeant (E-5)

Alaska State House of Representatives: 1995 - 2000, 2009 - present
Community & Regional Affairs: 1995 - 1996, 2011 - present
Co-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Fisheries: 1995 - 1998, 2011 - present
Chair: 1995 - 1998
Legislative Council: 2011 - present
Military & Veterans' Affairs: 2011 - present
Rules: 2011 - present
Finance: 1999 - 2000, 2009 - 2010
Administrative Regulation Review: 1997 - 1998
World Trade & State/Federal Relations:
Vice-Chair: 1997 - 1998
Economic Development: 1997 - 1998
Electric Utility Restructuring: 1997 - 1998
International Trade/Tourism:
Vice-Chair: 1995 - 1996
Resources Committee: 1995 - 1996
Finance Subcommittees
- Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2011 - present
- Fish & Game: 2011 - present
- Governor: 2011 - present
- Legislature: 2011 - present
- University of Alaska: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Commerce, Community & Economic Development: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Environmental Conservation: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Fiscal Policy: 2009 - 2010
- Chair, Community & Economic Development: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, Community & Regional Affairs: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, Labor & Workforce Development: 1999 - 2000
- Chair, University of Alaska: 1999 - 2000
- Community & Regional Affairs: 1997 - 1998
- Public Safety: 1995 - 1998
- Administration: 1995 - 1996

Other Political and Government Positions: Fisheries Policy Advisor, Governor of Alaska: 2003 - 2008 Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, 1985 - 1990, 1992 - 1994 Kodiak Island Borough Parks & Recreation City of Kodiak Personnel Board Kodiak Island Transportation Committee Kodiak Island School Budget Review Committee Kodiak Community College Advisory Board Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board.

Business and Professional Positions: Executive Director, Kodiak Island Convention & Visitors Bureau: 1993 - 1994 Owner, Austerman's Office Supply: 1979 - 1994 Police Officer, City of Kodiak Commercial Fisherman Union Longshoreman Sporting Goods Store Manager Hunting and Fishing Lodge Owner: 1985 - 1990 Printing Shop Owner: 1975 - 1988 Newspaper Owner, Kadiak Times: 1976 - 1983

Special Interests: Hunting, Fishing, Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Service Organizations and Community Involvement: President/Board Member, Kodiak Jaycees City of Kodiak Personnel Board President, Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Kodiak Island Hospital Advisory Board Commissioner, North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission North Pacific and Bering Sea Fisheries Advisory Board US/Russia Intergovernmental Consultative Committee on Fisheries Ex-officio Member, Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. Board of Directors Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Energy & Environment Committee Ex-officio Member, Fishery Industrial Technology Center (FITC) Policy Center in Kodiak Co-Founder, Kodiak Rodeo Association Chair, Ducks Unlimited Co-Founder, Kodiak Alaska State Parks Advisory Committee Elks Lodge National Rifle Association Pioneers of Alaska Kodiak Island Sportsmen Association Rotary