Albert Kookesh

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Albert Kookesh
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the C district
In office
January 10, 2005 – January 15, 2013
Preceded by Georgianna Lincoln
Succeeded by redistricted
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 5th district
In office
January 13, 1997 – January 10, 2005
Preceded by Jerry Mackie
Succeeded by William "Bill" Thomas, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1948-11-24) November 24, 1948 (age 69)
Juneau, Alaska
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Sally Woods Kookesh
Residence Angoon, Alaska

Albert Matthew Kookesh, Jr. (born 1948)[1] 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.[2] His earlier professional positions included Business Manager, Executive VP, and Acting President/CEO for Kootznoowoo Inc.

Electoral career[edit]

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.[3] He lost the 2012 election to fellow incumbent Bert Stedman after the Alaska Redistricting Board placed him[2] in a district that was vastly different from his former bush district.


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  2. ^ a b Shoenfeld, Ed (19 February 2013). "Kookesh critical following heart attack". KCAW. Sitka, United States. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  3. ^ >Forgey, Pat (March 3, 2010). "Legislature: Kookesh violated ethics rules". Juneau Empire. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 

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