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Albert Kookesh

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Preceded by  Georgianna Lincoln
Spouse  Sally Woods (m. 1970)
Preceded by  Jerry Mackie

Political party  Democratic
Party  Democratic Party
Name  Albert Kookesh
Succeeded by  Bill Thomas
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Born  November 24, 1948 (age 67) Juneau, Alaska (1948-11-24)
Residence  Angoon, Alaska, United States

Education  University of Washington

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Albert Matthew Kookesh, Jr. (born 1948) is a former member of the Alaska Senate. He represented District C as a Democrat from 2005 through January 2013. Previously he was a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1997 through 2005.

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Kookesh received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Washington in 1976 and is a commercial fisherman, also owning and operating a lodge and market. He is on the board of directors of the Sealaska Corporation and is a co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives. His earlier professional positions included Business Manager, Executive VP, and Acting President/CEO for Kootznoowoo Inc.

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Electoral career

In 2010 a legislative review found Kookesh to be in violation of state ethics policies following allegations that he used political influence to keep a city council from opposing a lands bill pushed by the Native corporation by which he is employed. He lost the 2012 election to fellow incumbent Bert Stedman after the Alaska Redistricting Board placed him in a district that was vastly different from his former bush district.

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Albert Kookesh Wikipedia


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