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Senator Dennis Egan

Senate District P, Democrat

Juneau Senator Dennis Egan hails from the capital city he now serves. Born in 1947, he graduated from Juneau Douglas High School in 1965. His father, Bill Egan, was Alaska’s first governor. Dennis graduated in 1967 from radio operation engineering school and was a U.S. Army radio communications school honor graduate. He put those skills to work serving in the Alaska Army National Guard 910th Engineer Company from 1967-1974. Named Alaska broadcaster of the year in 1990 and inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2001, he has over 30 years on the Alaska Broadcasters Association board. Dennis was president and general manager of Alaska-Juneau Communications, Inc. since 1986. As host of KINY-AM’s "Problem Corner," he may be the only Alaska politician who has as many voters recognize his voice as his name.

Serving the Capital City is nothing new to Sen. Egan. He’s been mayor, an assembly member, deputy mayor and planning commissioner. He’s served on the boards of directors of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce, AK Municipal League, and Southeast Conference.

His civic involvement has been as dynamic as his radio and political career. Dennis currently serves on the boards of the Alaska Committee and Juneau Jazz & Classics, and is a member of Juneau Rotary, the Salvation Army Advisory board, and the U.S. District Court Merit Selection Panel. He is a member of Ducks Unlimited. Past involvement includes membership on the Junior Acheivement Hall of Fame selection committee, Communication Chair Golden North Salmon Derby, Elks 420, June Yacht Club, and the St. Jude Center board member. He was a volunteer firefighter for 12 years (1969-1981).

Dennis married Linda in 1969. They live on Douglas Island and have two adult daughters, Jill and Leslie.


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Personal Legislation

SB 8: PHARMACY AUDITS: "An Act establishing procedures and guidelines for auditing pharmacy records; and providing for an effective date."    Full Bill Status >>

SB 30: TEACHERS & PUB EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT PLANS: "An Act relating to new defined benefit tiers in the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; providing certain employees an opportunity to choose between the defined benefit and defined contribution plans of the public employees' retirement system and the teachers' retirement system; and providing for an effective date."     Full Bill Status >>

SB 35: WORKERS' COMP.: COLL BARGAINING/MEDIATION: "An Act authorizing employers and employees to mediate disputed workers' compensation claims and to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement that offers mediation and mandates arbitration of disputed workers' compensation claims by a hearing officer or other classified employee of the division of workers' compensation and allowing collective bargaining agreements to supersede certain provisions of the Alaska Workers' Compensation Act; and providing for an effective date."    Full Bill Status >>

SB 46: POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE: "An Act repealing a prohibition against classified state employees participating in the management of political parties above the precinct level."    Full Bill Status >>

SB 58: CANCEL INS. ON CERTAIN ABANDONED PROPERTY:  "An Act allowing an insurer to cancel an insurance policy if property becomes entirely abandoned and the abandonment increases the hazard insured against."     Full Bill Status >>

SB 66:  IMITATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE:  "An Act relating to imitation controlled substances; and providing for an effective date."  Full Bill Status>> 

SB 115: USE OF HEADLIGHTS REQUIRED: "An Act relating to the use of headlights when operating a motor vehicle."    Full Bill Status >>

SB 116: SERVICE OF CITATIONS: "An Act relating to service of citations; amending Rule 3(f), Alaska Rules of Minor Offense Procedure; repealing Rule 3(g), Alaska Rules of Minor Offense Procedure; and providing for an effective date."    Full Bill Status >>

SB 188: BOARD/LICENSING OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS: "An Act establishing the Board of Massage Therapists; relating to the licensing of massage therapists; and providing for an effective date."     Full Bill Status >>

SJR 11: PROTECT AMERICAN LONGSHORE WORKERS' JOBS: Urging the federal government to enforce certain provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act and reform or repeal certain other provisions of the Act to ensure that longshore work in the state and the coastal waters of the state is performed by United States longshore workers.    Full Bill Status >>