100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"
1913 to 2013
State & Territorial
Date/Place of Birth: May 22, 1957, Ketchikan, Alaska
Occupation: Attorney, Mother
Spouse: Husband, Verne Martell
Children: Nicolas, Matthew
Residency in Alaska: Lifelong. Anchorage (over 20 years), Fairbanks, Wrangell, Juneau, Ketchikan,
Education: High School - Monroe High School, 1971-75 Willamette University, 1975-77; Georgetown University, 1978-80, B.A. Economics Willamette College of Law, 1982-85, J.D.
Political and Government Positions: Alaska House of Representatives; Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee; Joint Armed Services Committee; Community & Regional Affairs Committee; Legislative Council; Special Committee on Military & Veteran's Affairs; Finance Subcommittees: Community and Economic Development; Education and Early Development; Labor and Workforce Development
Political and Government Organizations: Commission on Postsecondary Education; Council of State Governments; National Order of Women Legislators; National Council of State Legislatures;Council of State Governments Executive Committee; Association of United States Army
Business and Professional Positions: Owner, Law Practice; First Bank Board; Alaska and Anchorage Bar Associations; Private practice with Anchorage law firm, 1989-1996; Anchorage District Court Attorney, 1987-1989
Service Organizations and Community Involvement: Catholic Social Services; Government Hill Elementary PTA; YWCA; Alaskans for Drug-Free Youth; Alaska Federation of Republican Women; Midnight Sun Republican Women's Club; Anchorage Repbulican Women's Club; Republican State Central Committee; Boys & Girls Club; Arctic Power; Anchorage Equal Rights Commission; Mayor's Task Force for the Homeless
Awards & Recognitions: FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for work in the prevention of drug abuse; Anchorage School District Outstanding Volunteer Award
Special Interests: Family, skiing, camping, fishing, community volunteer wor