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Les S. Gara Edit Profile

lawyer , politician

Les S. Gara, American state legislator. Board directors Alaska Public Interest Research Group, Anchorage, 1994-1997.

Background

Gara, Les S. was born on February 6, 1963 in New York, United States.

Education

Bachelor, Boston University, 1985. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1988.

Career

Gara is a former Assistant Attorney General and part owner of a local restaurant, Snow City Cafe. Although in the House Minority, he has been successful with various progressive social legislative initiatives, especially reforming Alaska's foster care system. He is frequently quoted or interviewed as the 'voice of the opposition' to the House Majority.

He has also worked with fellow Democratic house members and state senators, joining with moderate Alaska Republicans, during the Palin Administration to change oil taxes to make Alaska receive what he considers a fair share of the revenue from the oil that, in Alaska, is owned in common by the public. Gara has also worked hard to raise Alaska from its near bottom position of providing voluntary pre-k education.

Membership

Board of directors Alaska Public Interest Research Group, Anchorage, 1994-1997.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing, Fly-tying, Rafting.

Connections

Married Kelly Anne Blumer, June 30, 1990.

spouse:
Kelly Anne Blumer