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


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Mary Kapsner

Date/Place of Birth: 8/31/73; Anchorage, AK

Date/Place of Birth: August 31, 1973

Political and Government Positions: Legislative Intern, Representative Irene Nicholia, 1996

Business and Professional Positions: Community Health Representative Rural Outreach Coordinator, Boys & Girls Club of America Legislative Correspondent, ARCS Midday News Political Commentator, Tundra Drums Fisheries Technician, Alaska Department of Fish & Game

Membership: Youth Representative, National Congress of American Indians, 1995-96; Wooch Een Native Organization; University of Alaska Southeast Founded Native American student organization; University of Northern Colorado, 1993

Special Interests: Fishing, traveling, tribal government, and family.

Residency in Alaska: Lifelong Alaskan

Occupation: Legislator

Spouse: Joe Nelson

Children: Conrad Qugpak Kapsner, Van Mutaq Kapsner and Job Taa�ssiq Nelson, Nora Shine Ikamtuk Nelson

Education: University of Northern Colorado, 1991-94 University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1994-95 University of Alaska Southeast, 1995-97 University of Alaska Anchorage, 1997-98