Louise Stutes

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Louise Stutes
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 32nd District
Assumed office
January 20, 2015
Preceded byAlan Austerman
Member of the Borough Assembly
in Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska
In office
Personal details
BornSeattle, Washington
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenEric Cusson, Matthew Stutes, Naomi Emmert, Heidi Stutes
ResidenceKodiak, Alaska

Louise Stutes is an American politician from Alaska. A Republican, Stutes is a member of the Alaska House of Representatives, serving from House District 32 on Kodiak Island since 2015. She defeated primary opponent Carol Austerman, daughter of retiring incumbent Alan Austerman, in August 2014[1] and went on to beat Jerry McCune of Cordova, the Democratic nominee, in November to win a seat in the legislature.[2]

Stutes previously served on the Assembly of the Kodiak Island Borough from 2006 to 2013.[3] As a candidate for the House of Representatives, she was an advocate for the commercial fishing industry and the Alaska Marine Highway.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Stutes has lived in Kodiak since 1980. Her husband Stormy is a commercial fisherman. She has four children. She owned the Village Bar on Kodiak Island for 25 years.[3]


  1. ^ Gibbs, Brianna (August 20, 2014). "Stutes Takes Early Lead, Holds Strong in Republican Primary". KMXT News Blog. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Forgey, Pat (November 4, 2014). "Costello win helps Alaska Republicans maintain legislative grip". Alaska Dispatch. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Louise B. Stutes-Republican-House District 32" (PDF). Alaska Elections Division. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ Barrett, Jay (April 2, 2014). "Stutes Announces State House Run". KMXT. Retrieved February 8, 2015.