SENATE
CHARLIE HUGGINS
23rd-29th Legislature (2003 -2016)

Senator Charlie Huggins
Senate Minority Leader (2011)

District: H
Party: Republican

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Date/Place of Birth:
January 27, 1947
High Springs, Florida

Residency in Alaska:
Wasilla 1988 - present

Occupation:
Retired Colonel, US Army

Family:
Wife: Becky
Children: Chad, Hallie, Cody

Education:
Titusville High School, Titusville, FL:
Graduated 1965
Florida State University, 1969
- BS in Criminal Justice
Webster University, 1980
- MA in Personnel Management
CSG – Western Legislative Academy – 2005

Military Service: US Army: 1970-1995
Platoon Leader, B Company
- 75th Ranger Regiment: 1970
Vietnamese Airborne Regiment: 1971-72
Company Commander C Company, 1-505th
- 82nd Airborne Division: 1973-74
Battalion Commander, 1-60th Infantry: 1984-86
Task Force Commander, Sinai, Egypt: 1986
8th Army Aviation Officer, South Korea: 1987-90
Senior Army Advisory, Alaska National Guard: 1992-94
Military Officer Qualifications:
- Airborne
- Ranger
- Rotary Wing Flight Aviator
- Fixed Wing Flight Aviator
- Infantry Officer Advanced Course
- Command and General Staff College
- Air War College
- Center for Creative Leadership
Military Awards:
- Distinguished Service Cross
- Silver Star
- Bronze Star V
- ARCOM V
- Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
- Vietnamese Parachute Badge
- Combat Infantryman’s Badge
- Airborne Wings
- Ranger Tab
- Aviator Wings

Alaska State Senate: 2004 – present
Minority Leader: 2011

2011-2012 Committees:
Member:
Transportation Committee
Joint Armed Services Committee

2009-2010 Committees:
Chair:
Rules Committee
Co-Chair: Alaska Veterans’ Caucus
Vice-Chair: Resources Committee
Member: Legislative Budget and Audit
Joint Armed Services Committee
Education Committee
Finance Committee
Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force
Joint Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force
Higher Education/Career Readiness Task Force
Education Funding District Cost Factor Committee

2007-2008 Committees:
Chair:
Resources Committee
Special Committee on Energy
Majority Whip
Vice-Chair:
Finance Committee
Judiciary Committee
Special Committee on Education
Member: Joint Armed Services Committee
Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force
Legislative Budget & Audit
Joint Cook Inlet Salmon Task Force
ASC Subcommittee on Homeland Security
Victims’ Advocate Selection Committee

2005-2006 Committees:
Chair: Transportation Committee
Vice Chair: Judiciary Committee
Member: State Affairs Committee
World Trade & State & Federal Relations Committee
Joint Armed Services Committee
ASC Subcommittee on Homeland Security Joint Committee

Other Political and Government Positions:
Energy Council:2007
Board Member, Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority: 2007
Matanuska-Susitna Caucus: 2004-Present
Alaska Director of Veterans Affairs:2003-04

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Vietnam Veterans “The Moving Wall” to Alaska; Volunteer: 2006
Member, Salvation Army Board of Directors, Palmer: 1999-2002
Challenge Learning Center Board of Directors, Kenai: 1999-2002
Area-wide Council of Veteran’s Organizations, President: 2001-present
Wasilla Bible Church, Member and Substitute
Rotary International, Wasilla Youth Foreign Exchange Program Coordinator: 1999-2001
Mat-Su Borough School Board Member: 1997-99
Mat-Su Council of PTA’s, President: 1996
Valley Youth Basketball, President and Coach: 1997-2002
Pop Warner Football, Coach: 2001
American Legion, Member: 2003-present
Vietnam Veterans of America, Member:2003-present
Fisher House Board of Directors, Member: 2009-present
Alaska Outdoor Council, Member
National Rifle Association, Member
Hunting Guide

Special Interests:
Hunting, fishing and flying, coaching youth sports

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 2 LICENSE PLATES: NATIONAL RIFLE ASSN. SENATORS MENARD, HUGGINS
(S) FIN 03/07/2011
SB 105 OFFICIAL STATE FIREARM SENATOR HUGGINS
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 02/03/2012
SB 196 UNINTENTIONAL HARVEST OF BIG GAME SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) JUD 02/10/2012
SCR 3 RONALD REAGAN LANDMARK SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) RES 01/26/2011
SJR 4 HONORING RONALD REAGAN SENATOR HUGGINS
(S) RLS 02/02/2011



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 9 IN-STATE GASLINE DEVELOPMENT CORP REPRESENTATIVE CHENAULT
(S) CRA 03/28/2012
HB 16 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS/INCOME ALLOWANCES REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 6 SLA 11 05/02/2011
HB 80 SELF DEFENSE REPRESENTATIVES NEUMAN, FEIGE, LYNN, COSTELLO
(S) FIN 03/23/2012
HB 264 MUNI PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL: SUBDIVISIONS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 282 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 289 LIQ. NAT. GAS STORAGE: TAX CREDIT/LEASE REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
(S) FIN 04/04/2012
HCR 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 07/19/2011
HCR 25 WILDLIFE & SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE NEUMAN
(S) RLS 04/06/2012
HJR 9 ENDORSING ANWR LEASING REPRESENTATIVE PRUITT
LEGIS RESOLVE 25 07/19/2011
HJR 11 OPPOSING ANWR WILDERNESS DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 5 07/19/2011
HJR 15 SUPPORT ARCTIC CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 10 07/19/2011
HJR 21 OPPOSING FEDERAL WILD LAND DESIGNATION REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) RES 04/04/2011
HJR 29 BLM LEGACY OIL WELL CLEAN UP/AWARENESS REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT
LEGIS RESOLVE 30 09/12/2012
HJR 32 REMOVE WOOD BISON FROM ENDANGERED LIST REPRESENTATIVE DICK
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HJR 34 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
LEGIS RESOLVE 32 08/08/2012
SB 25 AIDEA: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY/ INTEREST RATE SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 60 SLA 12 06/12/2012
SB 30 RETURN OF SEIZED PROPERTY SENATOR DYSON
CHAPTER 3 SLA 12 03/21/2012
SB 33 DISPOSITION OF SERVICE MEMBERS' REMAINS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, PASKVAN, COGHILL
CHAPTER 1 SLA 11 03/11/2011
SB 79 APPROP.: KNIK ARM CROSSING FUND SENATOR MENARD
(S) FIN 02/16/2011
SB 80 KNIK ARM BRIDGE AND TOLL AUTHORITY SENATOR MENARD
(S) FIN 02/16/2011
SB 85 TAX CREDIT FOR NEW OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 02/07/2011
SB 108 SPC. STEPHEN "MAX" CAVANAUGH OVERPASS SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 19 SLA 11 06/08/2011
SB 117 PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCE: MILITARY SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(S) STA 03/30/2011
SB 123 ALASKA MINING DAY SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) RLS 03/16/2012
SB 124 O & G PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT FOR ROADS SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 04/11/2011
SB 140 CATHINONE BATH SALTS SENATORS MEYER, GIESSEL, OLSON
CHAPTER 57 SLA 12 06/06/2012
SB 175 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY SENATOR MCGUIRE
(H) L&C 04/13/2012
SB 190 BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD SENATOR MENARD
(S) JUD 03/02/2012
SB 191 ULTRASOUND BEFORE ABORTION SENATOR COGHILL
(S) HSS 02/08/2012
SB 206 INTERSTATE MINING COMPACT & COMMISSION SENATOR GIESSEL
(S) FIN 04/10/2012
SB 210 CRIMES/SENTENCING/PAROLE/VICTIMS SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 70 SLA 12 06/19/2012
SCR 7 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS DAY SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/19/2011
SCR 11 WALTER HICKEL DAY OF THE ARCTIC SENATOR FRENCH
LEGIS RESOLVE 42 08/08/2012
SCR 18 RAOUL WALLENBERG REMEMBRANCE DAY SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 33 08/08/2012
SJR 2 LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION IN STATE SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/19/2011
SJR 15 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE SENATOR OLSON
(S) RLS 02/29/2012
SJR 17 ARCTIC COUNCIL TASK FORCE SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/19/2012