SENATE
ALBERT KOOKESH
20th-27th Legislature (1997 -2012)

Senator Albert Kookesh

District: C
Party: Democrat

BIRTH DATE/PLACE:
11/24/1948; Juneau, Alaska

OCCUPATION:
Commercial Fisherman, Lodge and Market Owner/Operator

SPOUSE:
Sally Woods Kookesh

CHILDREN:
Elaine, Jacleen. Reanna, Albert, Walter

Education:
Grade School: Angoon Grade School High School: Mt. Edgecumbe High School
College University Alaska Methodist University, 1971, B.A.
Post Graduate: University of Washington, 1976, Juris Doctorate

Political and Government Positions:
Special Assistant for Rural Affairs, Office of the Governor, 12/94-5/96, Alaska Democratic Party: Precinct Chairman, Central Committeeman

Business and Professional Positions:
Board of Directors,Sealaska Corporation, Former Business Manager, Executive VP, Acting President/CEO, Kootznoowoo Inc, 1976-92

Legislative Service:

Prime Sponsorship
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
SB 3 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, DAVIS, EGAN, FRENCH, KOOKESH, MCGUIRE, MENARD, PASKVAN, THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/07/2011
SB 21 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, KOOKESH, MEYER, PASKVAN, MCGUIRE
(S) HSS 01/19/2011
SB 96 APPLICATION OF VILLAGE SAFE WATER ACT SENATOR KOOKESH
(S) FIN 03/23/2011
SB 114 HOLITNA RIVER BASIN RANGE SENATOR KOOKESH
(S) RES 03/25/2011
SB 134 CHILD SUPPORT AWARDS SENATOR KOOKESH
(S) FIN 04/07/2012
SB 147 WATER AND SEWER TASK FORCE SENATOR KOOKESH
(S) FIN 02/29/2012
SB 148 GAS PIPELINE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, EGAN, ELLIS, FRENCH, DAVIS, KOOKESH
(S) RES 03/02/2012
SR 2 URGING FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE SENATOR KOOKESH
SENATE RESOLVE 2 02/23/2011



Cosponsored Bills
BillShort TitlePrime Sponsor(s)Current StatusStatus Date
HB 129 DECEASED VETERAN DEATH CERTIFICATE REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 69 SLA 12 06/18/2012
HB 180 VETERAN DESIGNATION ON DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) FIN 04/06/2012
HB 196 BULK FUEL LOANS/POWER PROJECT FUND REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 46 SLA 12 05/28/2012
HB 214 WALTER L. KUBLEY KETCHIKAN FERRY TERMINAL REPRESENTATIVE JOHANSEN
CHAPTER 17 SLA 11 06/08/2011
HB 247 ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, THOMPSON, SADDLER
CHAPTER 10 SLA 12 04/30/2012
HB 276 OIL/GAS PROD. TAX CREDITS/RATES/VALUE REPRESENTATIVES THOMPSON, DICK, MILLETT, TUCK, MILLER
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 282 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT/TEMP. LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HCR 8 TSA SCREENING PROCEDURES REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 07/19/2011
HJR 27 RELOCATE COASTAL VILLAGES REGION FUND REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 07/19/2011
SB 6 PREKINDERGARTEN SCHOOL PROGRAMS/PLANS SENATORS DAVIS, FRENCH
(S) FIN 02/29/2012
SB 13 LOWER PARK FEE FOR DISABLED VETERANS SENATOR FRENCH
(H) FIN 04/12/2012
SB 15 SEX OFFENDER/UNDERAGE ALCOHOL OFFENSE SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 21 SLA 11 06/23/2011
SB 23 TAX/CREDIT:FILM/OIL & GAS/GAS STOR./CORP. SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 51 SLA 12 05/30/2012
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 74 AUTISM: INS. COVERAGE, TASK FORCE SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 63 SLA 12 06/27/2012
SB 87 GRANTS FOR SENIORS' MEDICAL CARE SENATOR FRENCH
(H) L&C 04/08/2011
SB 94 SECOND VERSE OF ALASKA'S STATE SONG SENATOR DAVIS
(H) JUD 04/15/2011
SB 100 PERS TERMINATION COSTS SENATOR PASKVAN
(H) L&C 04/11/2012
SB 104 MANUFACT'D HOMES AS REAL PROP.;MUNI TAXES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 64 SLA 12 06/12/2012
SB 121 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS SENATOR EGAN
(H) L&C 04/15/2012
SB 127 FETAL ALCOHOL DISORDERS AWARENESS DAY SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 7 SLA 12 04/24/2012
SB 130 ALASKA NATIVE LANGUAGE COUNCIL SENATOR OLSON
CHAPTER 48 SLA 12 05/28/2012
SB 135 CRIME VICTIMS/ADVOCATE/DA/PD/CONTINUANCES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 72 SLA 12 06/19/2012
SB 136 VETERANS DRIVERS LICENSE, TAX CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
CHAPTER 68 SLA 12 06/18/2012
SB 150 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) MLV 02/06/2012
SB 159 SUSITNA STATE FOREST/TONGASS FOREST SENATOR MENARD
(H) RES 04/12/2012
SB 179 MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT RESPONSE PLAN SENATOR DAVIS
(H) RLS 04/14/2012
SB 199 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDING FACTOR SENATOR MEYER
(H) FIN 03/26/2012
SB 203 ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM & VOUCHERS SENATOR THOMAS
(H) L&C 04/10/2012
SCR 7 FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS DAY SENATOR MEYER
LEGIS RESOLVE 11 07/19/2011
SCR 20 DECORATION OF HONOR SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 08/08/2012
SJR 14 MILITARY PERSONNEL CUTS & BASE CLOSURES SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 03/28/2012