Lyman Hoffman

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Lyman F. Hoffman
Member of the Alaska Senate
from District S
District T (1995-2003)
Assumed office
January 16, 1995
Preceded by George Jacko
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 39th district
In office
January 18, 1993 – January 16, 1995
Preceded by District Created
Succeeded by Ivan M. Ivan
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the M district
In office
January 21, 1991 – January 18, 1993
Preceded by John Binkley
Succeeded by Rick Halford
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 25th district
In office
January 19, 1987 – January 21, 1991
Preceded by John Binkley
Succeeded by Ivan M. Ivan
Personal details
Born (1950-02-13) February 13, 1950 (age 68)
Bethel, Alaska
Political party Democratic (caucuses Republican)
Spouse(s) Lillian
Children Trina, Douglas
Residence Bethel, Alaska
Alma mater University of Alaska
Profession Businessman

Lyman F. Hoffman (born February 13, 1950) is a registered Democrat who caucuses with the Republicans in the Alaska Senate. He represents the S district since 1995, and from 1991 through 1992 previously. He was a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1986 through 1990, and from 1993 through 1994.

Republican Affiliation[edit]

Hoffman is the only registered Democrat to caucus with the Republicans in the Senate. [1] He endorsed Republican nominee Dan Sullivan over Senator Mark Begich during the 2014 U.S. Senate race.[2]

Drunk Driving - Jail Sentence[edit]

Hoffman was sentenced to three days in jail, one year's probation and had his driver's license revoked for 90 days after a drunk driving conviction in June 2004.[3]

Ethics Violations[edit]

Hoffman was found guilty of violating financial disclosure laws by the Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics. Hoffman hid about $500,000 in income from his business interests in a company that primarily contracts with a state-funded agency. From Alaska Public Media, "The committee found that Senator Hoffman “knowingly” prepared and filed incomplete disclosures, leaving out a “substantial” amount of income." [4]

Alaska's Fiscal Crisis[edit]

Hoffman is the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, whose plan to address the fiscal crisis focuses on cutting services and capping the Permanent Fund Dividend.[5] Critics note that the hardest hit areas from slashing the PFD are in Hoffman's district. [6] The Senate Majority has failed to pass a plan to address the fiscal crisis since it began.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matheson, Ben (November 6, 2014). "Senator Lyman Hoffman to Caucus with Majority". KYUK. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ Matheson, Ben (October 24, 2014). "Lyman Hoffman Endorses Dan Sullivan for Senate". KYUK. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hoffman sentenced on drunk driving charge". Juneau Daily News. June 29, 2004. Retrieved September 26, 2008. 
  4. ^ Matheson, Ben. "Legislative Ethics Committee Says Senator Hoffman Failed to Disclose Income". Alaska Public Media. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  5. ^ Brooks, James. "Senate Majority unveils plan including spending cap, big cuts and Permanent Fund spending to fix the budget". Juneau Empire. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Kitchenman, Andrew. "PFD Cut Affects Some Alaskans More Than Others". Alaska Public Media. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 

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