Tammie Wilson

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Tammie Wilson
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 11th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2009
Preceded by John Coghill
Personal details
Born c. 1961 55–56[1]
Political party Republican
Residence North Pole, Alaska
Alma mater Illinois State University
Occupation Automotive shop owner

Tammie Wilson is a member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 2.[2] Prior to holding this position, she was a member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly.[citation needed]

Wilson ran for the FNSB Assembly each year from 2006 to 2008. In 2006, she challenged incumbent Charlie Rex. Rex was re-elected by an extremely narrow margin.[3]

Wilson mounted another campaign for Assembly in 2007, finishing second, before being elected the following year, running unopposed that time. In 2009, she ran for FNSB Mayor, as incumbent Jim Whitaker was term-limited. She was supported by Francis "Schaeffer" Cox, a militia member who spoke and tabled at a fundraiser for her.[4] She came in second out of six candidates in the regular election.[5] As no candidate achieved the threshold of a 40 percent plurality, Wilson and first-place candidate Luke Hopkins faced each other in a runoff election. Hopkins would win by 844 votes out of over 17,000 votes cast.[citation needed] While she attributed her political involvement to defense of junkyards (that would impact her), Tammie's campaign was dogged by revelation of a long-standing formal complaint against her junkyard (lack of screening).[6][7][8]

Gene Therriault had resigned from the Alaska Senate in 2009 to take a position as senior energy policy advisor to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell. John Coghill, the representative for District 11, was appointed to take Therriault's place. Parnell announced on November 24, 2009 that Wilson would be appointed to the House seat.[9] She was sworn in on December 3, 2009 in Fairbanks by Lt. Governor Craig Campbell. She won election on her own in under the state's 2011 redistricting plan, placing her into a new District 2.[10] Wilson was assigned positions on the Transportation, Health and Social Services, Labor and Commerce, Military & Veterans Affairs, and the Joint Armed Services committees in the House. She was reelected twice more, in 2012 and 2014.[11] In July 2015, Wilson announced her intention to run for borough mayor.[12] She was beaten in the October election by Karl Kassel, who garnered 57% of the vote.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milkowski, Stefan (2006). "Seat A: Assembly hopefuls look to draw business to borough". Fairbanks Daily News Miner. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "House of representatives - Tammie Wilson". The Alaskan state legislator. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Milkowski, Stefan (October 4, 2006). "Assembly race remains close". Fairbanks Daily News Miner. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Alaska militia leader Cox told volunteers to be ready to shoot agents, McClatchyDC, Richard Mauer, May 22, 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  5. ^ Mayor’s Race in Fairbanks Still Undecided Dan Bross, KUAC/Alaska Public Radio Network 11-4-2009
  6. ^ Wilson's Junkyard Garners Complaint
  7. ^ Junkyard Debate
  8. ^ Hopkins and Wilson Go Head to Heat in Mayoral Debate
  9. ^ Wilson Fills Vacant Fairbanks House Seat Dave Donaldson, APRN, 11-24-2009
  10. ^ http://www.housemajority.org/members/twilson
  11. ^ Bohman, Amanda (July 15, 2015). "Rep. Tammie Wilson files to run again for borough mayor". Fairbanks Daily News Miner. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for borough mayor". Juneau Empire. Associated Press. July 16, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ Kassel elected as Fairbanks Borough Mayor, Fairbanks News-Miner, Amanda Bohmann, October 7, 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.

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