|Member of the Alaska Senate
from the C district
January 10, 2005 – January 15, 2013
|Preceded by||Georgianna Lincoln|
|Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 5th district
January 13, 1997 – January 10, 2005
|Preceded by||Jerry Mackie|
|Succeeded by||William "Bill" Thomas, Jr.|
November 24, 1948 |
|Spouse(s)||Sally Woods Kookesh|
Albert Matthew Kookesh, Jr. is a former member of the Alaska Senate. He represented District C as a Democrat from 2005 through January 2013. Previously he was a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1997 through 2005.
Kookesh received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington in 1976 and is a commercial fisherman, also owning and operating a lodge and market. He is on the board of directors of the Sealaska Corporation and is a co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives. His earlier professional positions included Business Manager, Executive VP, and Acting President/CEO for Kootznoowoo Inc.
In 2010 a legislative review found Kookesh to be in violation of state ethics policies following allegations that he used political influence to keep a city council from opposing a lands bill pushed by the Native corporation by which he is employed. He lost the 2012 election to fellow incumbent Bert Stedman after the Alaska Redistricting Board placed him in a district that was vastly different from his former bush district.
- Alaska State Legislature – Senator Albert Kookesh official government website
- Project Vote Smart – Senator Albert M. Kookesh (AK) profile
- Follow the Money – Albert M Kookesh
- Albert Kookesh at 100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
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