HOUSE
CARL GATTO
23rd-27th Legislature (2003 -2012)

Representative Carl Gatto
Deceased; April 10, 2012

District: 13
Party: Republican

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Date/Place of Birth:
December 29, 1937
New York, New York

Residency in Alaska:
1968 - present

Occupation:
Paramedic/Fire Officer, Anchorage Fire Department

Family:
Wife - Cathy (school nurse)
Children - Kip, Antonia, Samantha, Gabriel

Education:
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
   - M.S. Biology
Brooklyn Polytech, Brooklyn, New York
   - B.A. Mechanical Engineering
University of California, San Jose, CA
   - B.A. Physical Science
   - B.A. Biology
   - Teacher Certification: High School and Special Education
University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
   - A.A. Paramedicine
   - Fire Instructor I, II, III
Brooklyn Tech High School, Brooklyn, New York

Military:
General Electric Company Development of Military Jet Engines

Alaska State House of Representatives:
Chair, Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2009 - present
Chair, Special Committee on Education: 2003 - 2004
Co-Chair, Resources Committee: 2007 - 2008
Co-Chair, Transportation Committee: 2005 - 2006
Vice-Chair, Health, Education & Social Services Committee: 2003 - 2004
Vice-Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee: 2004
Vice-Chair: State Affairs Committee: 2005 - 2006
Education & Early Development Committee: 2003 - 2006
Ethics Committee: 2007 - present
Health, Education & Social Services: 2005 - 2006
Judiciary Committee: 2009 - present
Legislative Council Committee: 2005 - 2006
Labor & Commerce Committee: 2003, 2007 - 2008
Regulatory Review Committee: 2009 - present
Resources Committee: 2003 - 2006
State Affairs Committee: 2009 - present
Finance Subcommittees:
   - Education & Early Development: 2003 - 2006
   - Military & Veterans’ Affairs: 2003 - 2006
   - Public Safety: 2003 - 2004
   - Revenue: 2005 - 2006
Chair, Mat-Su Valley Caucus

Other Political and Government Positions:
National:
NCSL Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
NCSL Committee on Education
NCSL Committee on Legislative Effectiveness
ECS - Education Commission of the States
CSG, Energy & Environment Committee
State Agriculture & Rural Leaders (SARL) Board
Energy Council

State/Local:
Commander, Civil Air Patrol
Commissioner, Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education
Council on Education of Military Children
Vice-President Matanuska-Susitna School Board
Valley Hospital Board of Trustees
Matanuska-Susitna Parks & Recreation Board
Road Service Area Supervisor

Business and Professional Positions:
Former Military Jet Engineer
Irrigation Engineer
Former High School Science Teacher
Paramedic/Firefighter

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Race Director for various walks and runs
Valley Hospital Association
Basketball Coach
Soccer Assistant Coach
Cross-Country Team Photographer
Church Outreach Counselor, Yukon River Trips, International Trips for teens
Palmer Chamber of Commerce
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce

Other Information:
Conservative Patriots Group
Sportsman’s Caucus
Patrick Henry Caucus
Heartland Institute
Awards
   - Defender of Democracy 2004
   - Frontiersman's Most Trusted Elected Official 2006
   - Ag Legislator of the Year 2007

Special Interests:
Family, Triathlons, Hunting, Fishing, School Sports, Private Pilot/Flying, Charity Walks/Races

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 1 POLICY FOR SECURING HEALTH CARE SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, LYNN
(S) HSS 04/12/2011
HB 2 DIVEST INVESTMENTS IN IRAN REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, LYNN
(H) FIN 02/29/2012
HB 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, HAWKER, CHENAULT, JOHNSON, GATTO
(S) STA 03/01/2011
HB 7 SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS REPRESENTATIVES MUNOZ, HERRON, KERTTULA, GATTO, LYNN, PRUITT
CHAPTER 22 SLA 11 06/23/2011
HB 19 SPECIAL REQUEST LICENSE PLATES REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, GATTO
CHAPTER 2 SLA 12 03/07/2012
HB 56 INCLUDE ARSON IN CRIMES OF CONSPIRACY REPRESENTATIVES GATTO, GRUENBERG, LYNN
CHAPTER 66 SLA 12 06/18/2012
HB 75 GIFT CARDS AND CERTIFICATES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) L&C 01/18/2011
HB 88 USE OF FOREIGN LAW REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) FIN 04/04/2011
HB 134 RIGHT TO WORK REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) L&C 01/31/2011
HB 200 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BY PUBLIC EMPLOYEES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 03/31/2011
HB 255 READING OR TYPING MESSAGE WHILE DRIVING REPRESENTATIVES GARA, THOMAS, GATTO, P.WILSON, GRUENBERG, TUCK
CHAPTER 14 SLA 12 05/10/2012
HCR 17 SUSPEND UNIFORM RULES FOR SB 95 REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
LEGIS RESOLVE 24 07/19/2011
HJR 1 CONST AM: GENDER-NEUTRAL REFERENCES REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) STA 01/18/2011
HJR 2 CONST AM: BIENNIAL BUDGET; SESSION LENGTH REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) STA 01/18/2011
HJR 18 CONSIDER DEATH PENALTY FOR NIDAL HASAN REPRESENTATIVE GATTO
(H) MLV 03/07/2011



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 27 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, HERRON, FEIGE, SADDLER
(H) STA 02/09/2011
HB 166 STATE AGENCY PERFORMANCE AUDITS REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) FIN 03/25/2011
HCR 2 RONALD REAGAN LANDMARK REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(H) RLS 02/07/2011
HCR 25 WILDLIFE & SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(S) RLS 04/06/2012
HJR 13 HONORING RONALD REAGAN REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 07/19/2011
HJR 29 BLM LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 09/12/2012
SJR 2 LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION IN STATE SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/19/2011

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