making local government more ethical

ALASKA

Capital: Juneau

Population: 648, 818 (est. pop. 2003, U.S. Census)

Alaska is the largest state in the U.S., about 2.3 times the size of Texas and about one-fifth the size of the Lower 48 states.

The Alaska Legislature established the Select Committee on Legislative Ethics to administer the legislative ethics law. This Legislative Ethics Code contains requirements and prohibitions that apply to legislators and most employees of the legislative branch. The Committee has nine members - two senators, two representatives and five public members. Their responsibilities include, helping individuals comprehend and comply with the ethics code, providing formal advisory opinions interpreting the ethics code, considering complaints, and maintaining files of disclosure statements. The Committee does not have jurisdiction over state employees who work in the Alaska State Government Branch. Committee offices are located in Anchorage, and members meet on an as-needed basis.

Contact person: Joyce Anderson, Administrator
Select Committee on Legislative Ethics
Address:
P.O. Box 101468
Anchorage, AK 99510-1468
(907) 269-0150

Executive Branch Ethics

Executive Branch Ethics in the State of Alaska consists of the Executive Branch Ethics Act and the Executive Branch Code of Ethics which cover executive branch appointees and employees, and members of boards and commissions. The Department of Law is part of the executive branch of Alaska state government, and the attorney general is the principal executive officer of the department.

Contact:
Judy Bockman, State Ethics Attorney

Alaska Department of Law, Executive Branch Ethics Office
1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501-1994
(907) 269-5100
Emailjudy.bockmon@alaska.gov
Ref: http://law.alaska.gov/doclibrary/ethics.html

Alaska Public Offices Commission

The Alaska Public Offices Commission is responsible for administering disclosure statutes and publishes financial information regarding the activities of lobbyists, public officials and election campaigns. Statutes and regulations include Campaign Disclosure, Lobbying, Public Official Financial Disclosure and Legislative Financial Disclosure. Offices are located in Anchorage and Juneau.

Contact:
Paul Dauphinais, Executive Director
Alaska Public Offices Commission
2221 E. Northern Lights Boulevard, Room 128
Anchorage, AK 99508-4149
(907) 276-4176
Email: Paul.Dauphinais@alaska.gov
Ref: http://doa.alaska.gov/apoc/

Largest City:

Anchorage (260,283 - pop. 2000, U.S. Census Bureau)
The municipality of Anchorage has an Ethics Board that decides questions of ethical conduct and conflict of interest for employees and elected and appointed officials.

Contact:
Barbara Jones, Municipal Clerk
Municipality of Anchorage
632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 250
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 343-4311
Email: JonesBAR@muni.org

Ref: http://www.muni.org/Departments/Assembly/Ethics/Pages/default.aspx

Largest Borough (County)

Anchorage Borough (270,951 - est. pop. 2003, U.S. Census Bureau)

Updated September 17, 2013

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