“I am committed to getting Alaska on a sound fiscal path, with a practical voice and the backbone to stand up for Alaskans. “
DISTRICT 11 – PALMER
Our current woes originated with a drop in oil price and production. The resulting revenue decrease has been ignored and that just doesn’t make sense. Alaska is at a crossroads. State government continues to spend beyond sustainable limits, while proposals to pay for this expenditure have resulted in taking away half your PFD check, attempting to impose new taxes on wages and raiding our Permanent Fund earnings reserve. Further, short sighted bills like SB91 were enacted, externalizing the real cost of crime onto hard working Alaskans and helping to create a crime wave unprecedented in Alaska’s history.
My objectives as your representative are straightforward:
• Substantially reduce State spending on non-essential services
• Promote development of our natural resources.
• Distribute a full PFD, as described in current statute.
• Repeal of SB-91, and promote public safety.
• No new income taxes.
• Advocate for early education funding.
• Ensure veterans and seniors can maintain quality of life.
It is an honor to serve as your elected official. I appreciate the trust given to me and understand that I work for you.
Place of Birth: Portland, OR
Spouse’s Name: Steven Johnson, 37 years
Children’s Name(s): Sven, Signe, Jasmin, Kiersten, and Stefan
Occupation: Small business owner and legislator.
Length of Residency in Alaska: 51 years.
Alaskan Communities Lived in:
Su-Valley High School (graduated,1981)
Mat-Su College (AAS Electronic Technology, 1987)
University of Alaska Anchorage (BA Mathematics, 1991)
University of Idaho (Legislative Energy Horizons Institute, 2017)
Western Legislative Academy, 2017
Political and Government Positions:
Alaska House of Representatives, Resources, Energy, and State Affairs Committees
Two-term Mayor, City of Palmer
President, Alaska Conference of Mayors
Member, Alaska Statewide Suicide Prevention Council
Member, Legislative Outdoor Caucus
Member, PNWER Energy Council
Business and Professional Positions:
President, Ethos, LLC
Past Executive Director, Palmer Museum of History and Art
Service Organization(s) Membership:
NRA, Lifetime Member
Republican Women’s Clubs
Palmer and Wasilla Chambers of Commerce
Pioneers of Alaska
Mat-Su Health Foundation
Mat-Su UA Alumni Association, Charter Member
Special Interests: Fishing, Aviation, Alaska History, Faith, and Family
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
On January 19, 2021, legislators were sworn in by Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer for the 32nd State Legislature. As the representative for District 11, serving in my third term, I look forward to working productively with my fellow legislators to accomplish goals, including a balanced budget and a full PFD.
Thank you again for electing me and putting your trust in my service on your behalf.
I am your representative and am always willing to hear from you about any issues or concerns you may have. My staff and I will do our best to respond in a timely manner.
Please stay in touch!
Representative DeLena Johnson
February 5, 2021
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