Candidate for Ketchikan Borough
September 17, 2006
Mike Salazar with his
and family members.
Michael B. Salazar
Phone 907-225-6608 Fax 907-247-6608
PO Box 6918
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
As your past Borough Mayor
I worked with the Governor to bring the Alaska Marine Headquarters
to Ketchikan with a 4 Million dollar annual payroll. I worked
with the Assembly to put over 11 million dollars in Ward Cove
land back on the property tax roles. We were successful in getting
the NOAA ship Fairweather home ported in Ketchikan. We also worked
hard at obtaining Federal and State funds for the shipyard expansion.
I support a strong education
system, lower taxes, smaller government , a Southeast Alaska
electrical power intertie system and development of a 3-year
budget for the Borough.
As you can see from the family picture, I have over 8 reasons
that I love Ketchikan. I have lived here for over 60 years.
I want to create real jobs
in the community... For My family and Yours!
MICHAEL BRIEN SALAZAR
May 14, 1941 in Kanakanak,
Alaska to Dr. Louis A. and Margaret A. (O'Brien) Salazar Md.
Barbara Ann Dunn, November
Widowed: August 17, 1992
CHILDREN: Son, Gerald O'Brien, Daughter Cassee Ann Simmons.
B.S. Degree, Personnel Management
& Industrial Relations, Seattle University
1963. US Army Signal School, US Army Rotary Wing Aviation School.
University of Southern California, 15 SH / MBA in Aerospace Management,
Feb 1971, Hughes 500 Helicopter Factory Training.
Jan 1972, Helicopter Operators Management Course (HAI)
Served U.S. Army - 1963 to
Vietnam Veteran 1964 to 1965 and 1968 to 1969
Honorable Discharge as Captain.
DECORATIONS, MEDALS, BADGES,
Distinguished Flying Cross
Army Aviators Wings
Bronze Star (two) with valor device (1)
National Defense Service Medal
Air Medal (sixteen) with valor device (1)
Vietnam Service Medal 4 Battle Stars
RVN Cross of Gallantry W/Bronze Star
Meritorious Unit Citation 1st Cav. Div
Commercial Airplane &
Helicopter Pilots License.
Airplane SE Land and Sea, Multiengine Land, Instrument Aircraft
& Helicopter, Flight Instructor Helicopter
- 18,000 hours of helicopter
and fixed wing flying time. 14,000 hrs Alaska.
- Flew over 1,800 hours in Combat.
- PADI Open Water Scuba Diver
State of Alaska Insurance
License # 5286. Marine, Property, Casualty, Surety.
Vice President-- Van Beurden
Insurance. Inc. June 1997 Present
- PRESIDENT - Ketchikan Air
Service, Inc., Ketchikan, Alaska; 1969 - 1997
- VP- S&S Aircraft Leasing
1988 to Present
- President - Pacific Northwest
Helicopters (Aero Logging) 1993-96
- Owner, Airport Lounge and
Snack Bar 1983-1998
- PRESIDENT - Juneau Airport
Services, Inc., Juneau, Alaska; 1985 - 1989
- Cessna Aircraft Dealer &
Aircraft Appraisals: 1969 to 1997.
- CHIEF PILOT - Temsco Helicopters,
Ketchikan, Alaska: 1969 - 1972
- Owner and Manager of 9 plex
Apt. Bldg. 1976 to present.
- PURCHASING AGENT - Ketchikan
Pulp Company, Ketchikan, Alaska; 1972-1973
- Appointed by Governor Bill
Sheffield to Alaska Bond Bank Board of Directors 1983-88 and
State Assessment Review Board; 1985 to Present.
- Recipient Presidential Vietnam
Era Veterans Award; 1979
- Featured in Hispanic Business
Magazine, June 1991
- Featured in Vintage Airplane,
- Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine,
- Featured in Plane and Pilot
April 1994. Airline for the Bush.
- Successfully sold Airline
business in 1997.
- Appointed by Governor Murkowski
to State wide aviation advisory board 2003.
MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY
- Ketchikan City Council &
Borough Assembly, Elected Oct.1976-Oct.79, Appointed Jan. 1980-Oct.
1980 Jan.1981-Oct. 1981.
- Elected 1999 Ketchikan Gateway
Borough Assembly 3 Years.
- Elected Mayor 2002 term 3
- Alaska Air Carriers, President
1982; Vice-President 1979,. Board Member 6 Years
- Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce,
VP 1980, President: 1982
- Southeast Alaska Conference,
- Alaska Committee for Employer
Support of the National Guard and Reserve; 1990
- Airport Master Plan Advisory
Committee; 1981-1982, 1986-1987
- Ketchikan Visitors Bureau,
Alaska Visitors Association.
- Ketchikan Rod and Gun Club
- Vietnam Helicopter Pilots
- Ketchikan Elks Club
- Ketchikan Moose Lodge
- American Legion
- Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Washington Athletic Club
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