Elkins Appointed to Finance
January 26, 2005
Juneau, Alaska - Rep. Jim Elkins of Ketchikan has been appointed
to four Finance Subcommittees in his first session as a legislator.
He will serve on subcommittees that review the budgets of the
Departments of Administration, Natural Resources, Transportation
and Public Facilities, as well as the University of Alaska.
"All of those four department
budgets are essential to issues that specifically affect our
district," Elkins said. "Through my committee assignments,
the significance of the state's ferry system on the economies
of the costal communities can to be brought to the attention
of my fellow legislators, including my colleagues from Alaska's
larger inland cities," he said. "Knowledge of our state's
marine highway seems to be limited 'up north' and we are going
to change that."
Elkins is presently co-chairman of the House Transportation Committee
as well as a member of the Resources, State Affairs Committee,
and the Special Committees for Fisheries, and Military and Veterans
Affairs. "I've already received overviews from many departments
and am looking forward to starting the budget review process,"
he said. "This budget review will be an opportunity to gain
a wider perspective of state government and how it affects those
of us in District One," he said.
District One includes Cannery
Creek, Clover Pass, Coffman Cove, Gravina Island, Hollis, Ketchikan,
Meyers Chuck, Mountain Point, Mud Bay, Pennock Island, Saxman,
Thorne Bay, and Ward Cove.
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