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politician , member of the State Senate of Alaska

Kevin G. Meyer is an American politician and a Republican member of the Alaska Senate since January 20, 2009, representing District M. He is President of the Alaska Senate, leading a caucus of 14 Republicans and 1 Democrat.

Background

Meyer, Kevin was born on May 9, 1956 in Beatrice, Nebraska, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1978. Master of Public Administration, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1982. Master of Business Administration, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, 1992.

Career

Meyer has served in the Alaska Legislature continuously since 2003, in the Alaska House of Representatives and Senate, previously representing the district when it was District O. He works as an Investment Recovery Coordinator for ConocoPhillips. 2002 Meyer was unopposed for the August 27, 2002 Republican primary, winning with 1,664 votes, and was unopposed for the November 5, 2002 General election, winning with 4,891 votes (9641%) against write-in candidates. 2006 Meyer was unopposed for the August 22, 2006 Republican primary, winning with 2,530 votes, and was unopposed for the November 7, 2006 General election with 4,893 votes (9455%), against write-in candidates.

In 2013, Meyer voted with the Alaska Senate Majority to pass Senate Bill 21, restructuring the state of Alaska's tax code for oil companies and reducing their tax burden. This vote benefited Meyer's full time employer, ConocoPhillips. (Membership in the Alaska state legislature is not a full time position, and Meyer, like many of his fellow members, maintain full time employment elsewhere, taking leave when the legislature is in session) When the bill came to the Senate floor, Meyer asked to be recused from voting.

In 2015, Meyer announced he had offered a contract for communications consulting to McHugh Pierre. Investigation also revealed Pierre attempted to coerce whistle-blowers into signing non-disclosure agreements prohibiting them from speaking to the media or outsiders about ongoing problems with multiple sexual assaults and other misconduct in the Alaska National Guard. Meyers described the allegations against Pierre, including those contained in the report prepared by the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations as "hearsay.".

Achievements

  • 2012 With Democratic Senator Johnny Ellis redistricted to District I, Meyer was unopposed for the District L August 28, 2012 Republican Primary winning with 3,110 votes, and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 10,304 votes (7241%) against Democratic nominee Jake Hale. 2004 Meyer was unopposed for the August 24, 2004 Republican primary, winning with 1,664 votes, and won the November 2, 2004 General election with 5,407 votes (7096%), against Democratic nominee Rachael Higgins. 2008 When Republican Senator John Cowdery retired and left the District O seat open, Meyer was unopposed for the August 26, 2008 Republican Primary, winning with 4,515 votes, Meyer won the November 4, 2008 General election with 9,874 votes (6888%) against Democratic nominee Doug Van Etten.

    2000 Challenging incumbent Republican Representative Jerry Sanders for the District 19 seat, Meyer won the August 22, 2000 primary with 706 votes (5494%) and won the November 7, 2000 General election with 4,502 votes (6467%) against Democratic nominee Patti Higgins, who had previously run for the seat in 1996 and 1998.

Membership

Under legislative rules, however, a member of the legislature must vote if any other members object, and several did. Pierre formerly served as the civilian second in command for the Alaska State Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, but was forced to resign in 2014 after investigation revealed he had exerted inappropriate and undue influence to derail an investigation of a high school friend of his then serving in the National Guard and suspected of sexually assaulting another member of the Alaska National Guard.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing, golf.

Connections

Married Marty Meyer; children: Karly, Valentina.

spouse:
Marty Meyer

children:
Karly Meyer

Valentina Meyer