SENATE
LINDA MENARD
26th-27th Legislature (2009 -2012)

Senator Linda Menard

District: G
Party: Republican

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PLACE OF BIRTH:
Cheboygan, Michigan

NAME OF SPOUSE:
Dr. Curtis Menard (deceased)

CHILDREN:
Robert, Curtis (deceased), Steven, & Dr. Dirk Menard, Dr. McKenzy (Menard) Boyd

OCCUPATION:
Legislator

LENGTH OF RESIDENCY IN ALASKA:
43 years

ALASKAN COMMUNITIES LIVED IN:
Anchorage 1968-71 Wasilla 1971-present

EDUCATION:
L’Anse High School 1962, University of Alaska 1975 BA Elementary Education, major-psychology, minor-music.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Mat-Su Borough School Board 1996-07, (President and Vice President of the board); Governor’s State Arts Council; Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas (CACFA); Knik Arm Board and Toll Authority (KABATA); Joint Legislative Taskforce on Higher Education and Career Readiness; Joint Legislative Taskforce on Higher Education Scholarship Funding.

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
All I Saw Cookware (formally Wasilla Design Center): Founder/owner; Palmer & Wasilla Dental Centers, CFO-30+ years

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Wasilla Chamber of Commerce: Founder and Vice-Chair; Charter Member Mat-Su Convention and Visitors Bureau; Salvation Army: President and 20 year Advisory Board Member; American Cancer Society: President; Wasilla High School and Middle School PTO: Founder; Mat-Su Mental Health Foundation: Member of the Board; Valley Hospital Association; Mat-Su School Foundation: Founder and Chair 2003-08; Mat-Su Health Foundation: First Chair, Interim Executive Director; Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Board of Directors

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Piano; Wasilla Community Band: Founder/Drum Majorette; Wasilla & Palmer Bridge Club: Founder; Competitive Scrabble; Three-time marathon runner

OTHER:
Henry Toll Fellow 2010; 1994 First Lady’s Volunteer Award; Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 1999; Champion for Children, 2007; Outstanding School Board Member by the Mat-Su principals.

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 3 FUNDING FOR SCHOOL MEALS SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, DAVIS, EGAN, FRENCH, KOOKESH, MCGUIRE, MENARD, PASKVAN, THOMAS
(H) FIN 03/07/2011
SB 4 ALASKA VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY SENATOR MENARD
(S) STA 01/19/2011
SB 31 COUNTING OF WRITE-IN VOTES SENATORS THOMAS, FRENCH, MENARD, WIELECHOWSKI
CHAPTER 10 SLA 11 05/17/2011
SB 34 SMALL BUSINESS REVOLVING FUND SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, ELLIS, PASKVAN, MCGUIRE, MENARD, THOMAS
(S) FIN 02/09/2011
SB 57 MUNICIPAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS SENATOR MENARD
(S) CRA 01/21/2011
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 159 SUSITNA STATE FOREST/TONGASS FOREST SENATOR MENARD
(H) RES 04/12/2012
SB 190 BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD SENATOR MENARD
(S) JUD 03/02/2012
SJR 1 CONST. AM: LIMIT TERMS OF LEGISLATORS SENATOR MENARD
(S) CRA 01/19/2011



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 28 OCC. LICENSES: TEMPORARY/FEES/PAWNBROKERS REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, HERRON, FEIGE
CHAPTER 25 SLA 11 06/27/2011
HB 60 GEODUCK AQUATIC FARMING/SEED TRANSFER REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 56 SLA 12 06/06/2012
HB 65 SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING DEV. FUND GRANTS REPRESENTATIVES EDGMON, HERRON, FOSTER, JOULE
CHAPTER 8 SLA 12 04/24/2012
HB 78 MEDICAL PROVIDER INCENTIVES/LOAN REPAYM'T REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 25 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 80 SELF DEFENSE REPRESENTATIVES NEUMAN, FEIGE, LYNN, COSTELLO
(S) FIN 03/23/2012
HB 98 HANDLING OF STATE FLAG REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON
CHAPTER 5 SLA 11 04/28/2011
HB 129 DECEASED VETERAN DEATH CERTIFICATE REPRESENTATIVE GRUENBERG
CHAPTER 69 SLA 12 06/18/2012
HB 131 COMMUNITY & PUB.TRANSPORTATION ADV. BOARD REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
CHAPTER 36 SLA 12 05/24/2012
HB 180 VETERAN DESIGNATION ON DRIVER'S LICENSE REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) FIN 04/06/2012
HB 190 PFD ALLOWABLE ABSENCE REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HB 196 BULK FUEL LOANS/POWER PROJECT FUND REPRESENTATIVE EDGMON
CHAPTER 46 SLA 12 05/28/2012
HB 213 NAMING MARK HUFFORD TRAIL REPRESENTATIVE FAIRCLOUGH
CHAPTER 30 SLA 11 07/25/2011
HB 224 SALES OF NICOTINE PRODUCTS TO MINOR REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 43 SLA 12 05/24/2012
HB 229 BIG GAME COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOARD REPRESENTATIVE FEIGE
CHAPTER 73 SLA 12 07/02/2012
HB 234 PICKETING AND PROTESTS AT FUNERALS REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/13/2012
HB 247 ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD DAY REPRESENTATIVES LYNN, THOMPSON, SADDLER
CHAPTER 10 SLA 12 04/30/2012
HB 250 RENEWABLE ENERGY GRANT FUND REPRESENTATIVES THOMAS, P.WILSON, MILLETT
CHAPTER 12 SLA 12 05/02/2012
HB 264 MUNI PROPERTY TAX DEFERRAL: SUBDIVISIONS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
WITHDRAWN BY SPONSR 04/15/2012
HB 281 WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY REPRESENTATIVE THOMAS
(S) RLS 04/12/2012
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
HB 290 ESTABLISH ENDOW ALASKA GRANT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
(S) FIN 04/10/2012
HB 298 EXEMPTIONS FROM MINING TAX REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
CHAPTER 28 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 301 BOATING REGULATION: SUNSET/ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN
CHAPTER 31 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 310 STATE IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE HERRON
CHAPTER 24 SLA 12 05/22/2012
HB 316 MILITARY FACILITY ZONES REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON
CHAPTER 20 SLA 12 05/16/2012
HB 333 CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS/POET ACCTS REPRESENTATIVE HAWKER
CHAPTER 44 SLA 12 05/24/2012
HB 345 WAIVE CDL SKILL TEST FOR CERTAIN VETERANS REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
HCR 3 SENIOR CITIZEN PROTECTIONS REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ
LEGIS RESOLVE 14 07/19/2011
HCR 5 VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTS REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 16 07/19/2011
HCR 6 SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH REPRESENTATIVE COSTELLO
LEGIS RESOLVE 7 07/19/2011
HCR 7 DECORATION OF HONOR REPRESENTATIVE SADDLER
LEGIS RESOLVE 22 07/19/2011
HCR 8 TSA SCREENING PROCEDURES REPRESENTATIVE TUCK
LEGIS RESOLVE 4 07/19/2011
HCR 24 STATE FOOD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT GROUP REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
(S) SUP CAL 4/15 04/15/2012
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 13 HONORING RONALD REAGAN REPRESENTATIVE STOLTZE
LEGIS RESOLVE 1 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 27 RELOCATE COASTAL VILLAGES REGION FUND REPRESENTATIVE SEATON
LEGIS RESOLVE 15 07/19/2011
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
HJR 40 RS 2477 RIGHTS-OF-WAY REPRESENTATIVE KELLER
(S) RES 04/12/2012
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 21 EXTEND SENIOR BENEFITS PAYMENT PROGRAM SENATORS WIELECHOWSKI, KOOKESH, MEYER, PASKVAN, MCGUIRE
(S) HSS 01/19/2011
SB 23 TAX/CREDIT:FILM/OIL & GAS/GAS STOR./CORP. SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 51 SLA 12 05/30/2012
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 38 POLICE & FIREFIGHTER DEATH BENEFITS SENATOR MEYER
(S) FIN 02/16/2011
SB 50 LEGISLATIVE AUDIT DIVISION POWERS SENATOR DYSON
(S) STA 01/19/2011
SB 62 CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES FUND SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 02/11/2011
SB 74 AUTISM: INS. COVERAGE, TASK FORCE SENATOR ELLIS
CHAPTER 63 SLA 12 06/27/2012
SB 85 TAX CREDIT FOR NEW OIL & GAS DEVELOPMENT SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 02/07/2011
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 98 BIOMETRIC INFORMATION FOR ID SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) JUD 04/12/2012
SB 100 PERS TERMINATION COSTS SENATOR PASKVAN
(H) L&C 04/11/2012
SB 101 ENTITY TRANSACTIONS ACT SENATOR PASKVAN
(H) L&C 04/11/2011
SB 104 MANUFACT'D HOMES AS REAL PROP.;MUNI TAXES SENATOR FRENCH
CHAPTER 64 SLA 12 06/12/2012
SB 107 APPROP: UNIV. ENGINEERING BUILDINGS SENATOR ELLIS
(S) FIN 04/08/2011
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 119 SCHOOL SPORTS/ INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 49 SLA 12 05/29/2012
SB 121 TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS SENATOR EGAN
(H) L&C 04/15/2012
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 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 137 SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION TRAINING SENATOR DAVIS
CHAPTER 34 SLA 12 05/23/2012
SB 150 MILITARY TRAINING CREDIT SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) MLV 02/06/2012
SB 151 FETAL ALCOHOL SPEC. DISORDER AS MITIGATOR SENATOR MEYER
CHAPTER 54 SLA 12 06/21/2012
SB 153 NATURAL GAS STORAGE TAX CREDIT/REGULATION SENATOR THOMAS
(S) FIN 03/14/2012
SB 175 PRACTICE OF NATUROPATHY SENATOR MCGUIRE
(H) L&C 04/13/2012
SB 179 MISSING VULNERABLE ADULT RESPONSE PLAN SENATOR DAVIS
(H) RLS 04/14/2012
SB 183 PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION/MILITARY WIDOW(ER) SENATOR DAVIS
(S) CRA 01/30/2012
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
SB 210 CRIMES/SENTENCING/PAROLE/VICTIMS SENATOR MCGUIRE
CHAPTER 70 SLA 12 06/19/2012
SB 211 PERS CREDIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE SENATOR MCGUIRE
(S) FIN 03/30/2012
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
SCR 20 DECORATION OF HONOR SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
LEGIS RESOLVE 35 08/08/2012
SJR 2 LIMIT FEDERAL INTERVENTION IN STATE SENATOR DYSON
LEGIS RESOLVE 13 07/19/2011
SJR 7 URGING US TO RATIFY LAW OF THE SEA TREATY SENATOR WAGONER
(S) RES 03/01/2011
SJR 14 MILITARY PERSONNEL CUTS & BASE CLOSURES SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 03/28/2012
SJR 15 COAST GUARD ICEBREAKERS & ARCTIC BASE SENATOR OLSON
(S) RLS 02/29/2012
SJR 16 MILITARY PENSIONS SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI
(H) RLS 04/06/2012
SJR 17 ARCTIC COUNCIL TASK FORCE SENATOR MCGUIRE
LEGIS RESOLVE 29 03/19/2012
SR 2 URGING FUNDING FOR ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE SENATOR KOOKESH
SENATE RESOLVE 2 02/23/2011

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