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Matt Claman's Biography

Office: State House (AK) - District 21, Democratic

Contact Information

State Capitol, Room 118
Juneau, AK 99801

1500 West Benson Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503

Full Name:

Matt Claman

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Lisa; 2 Children: Maia, Ben

JD, University of Texas Law School, 1984-1987

BA, History, Colorado College, 1977-1981

Attended, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLA), 1979

Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 21, 2015-present

Candidate, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 21, 2018

Assembly Member, Municipality of Anchorage, 2007-2010

Acting Mayor, Municipality of Anchorage, 2009

Chair, Anchorage Assembly, 2008

Former Co-Chair, Anchoage Caucus Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Committee on Judiciary, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Energy, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Joint Legislative Council, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Minority Caucus Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Vice Chair, Rules Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Special Committee on Energy, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Environmental Conservation, Alaska State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Public Safety, Alaska State House of Representatives

General Counsel, A-1 Timber Consultants, 2018-present

Attorney, Lane Powell, Limited Liability Company, 2007-present

Licensed Emergency Medical Technician, present

Cook, Mining Camps, present

Teacher, University of Alaska Anchorage, present

River Guide, OARS/Grand Canyon Dories, 1987-2012

Attorney, Claman Law Firm, 1996-2006

Member, Alaska Center for the Environment, present

Member, Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, present

Member, Anchorage Youth Symphony Association, present

Member, Board of Directors, Anchorage Rotary Club, present

Member, Planned Parenthood of Alaska, present

Member, Trailside Discovery, present

Chair, Anchorage Airport Communications Committee, 2009-2013

President, Alaska Bar Association, 2008

Member, Alaska Bar Association Board of Governors, 2002-2008

Member, Heritage Land Bank Advisory Commission, 2005-2007

Chair, Heritage Land Bank Advisory Commission, 2006-2007

Hobbies or Special Talents:

An active hiker, biker, and skier

Priority Issues:

Fiscal Responsibility

Public Safety

Quality Education

Protecting Constitutional Rights

Involving our Community

Government Accountability

Common Sense--an innovative, independent approach to solving problems

Thomas Jefferson said it best: "Government is best which governs the least."

Spouse's Occupation:

Employee at Cook Inlet Tribal Council

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