District 31

Smithsonian Institute

District 31 candidates for Alaska House of Representatives are the guests on this week's Coffee Table. Click on the audio below to hear incumbent Representative Sarah Vance of Homer and candidate Kelly Cooper of Kachemak City take questions from the listeners and talk about their plans for serving in the Alaska State Legislature. 

State of Alaska

District 31 Representative Sarah Vance held public meetings last week in  Ninilchik, at McNeil Canyon School, at the Anchor Point VFW and at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer. 

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

With a little over two weeks until Alaska’s Legislature returns to Juneau for its fourth special session, House Rep. Paul Seaton hosted a town hall in Homer Thursday. The Legislature is being called back to consider Gov. Bill Walker’s “head-tax” proposal. The measure would tax 1.5 percent of Alaskans’ income, but Seaton told Kenai Peninsula residents that he’s staying neutral on the proposal for now.

Rep. Seaton Previews 2017 Legislative Session

Dec 29, 2016
Photo courtesy of Paul Seaton.

The 2017 Legislative session is right around the corner. This session, the state finds itself in uncharted waters, navigating huge budgetary challenges.

District 31 Republican Representative, Paul Seaton is part of an unusual coalition with Democrats and Independents that he says is necessary to solve Alaska’s biggest problem, its budget shortfall. Seaton will hold a critical role as the House Finance co-chair in charge of the operating budget. KBBI News Director Daysha Eaton talks with Representative Paul Seaton about the upcoming session.

Primary Profile: Paul Seaton

Aug 10, 2016

Paul Seaton has been serving in the Alaska House of Representatives for more than a decade, representing House District 31. Before he got into politics, he was a commercial fisherman and small business owner and continues to operate businesses while serving in the Legislature. He considers himself a moderate and says voters should choose him over his two challengers because his years of experience will help him contribute to finding a fair and equitable solution for the state’s fiscal crisis.