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Phone: 907-343-4311
Fax: 907-343-7999
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Assembly Member Profiles and Contact Information

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Assembly Member Honor Roll

District 1 - Downtown Anchorage​​​​

Christopher Constant

Contact Info: (907) 343-4112
Term Expires: 2023

  • Vice Chair - Assembly​
  • Alternate Member - AMATS Policy Committee
  • Vice​-Chair - Committee on Housing and Homelessness
  • Community and Economic Development Committee
  • Chair - Enterprise and Utility Oversight Committee
  • Vice-Chair - Ethics and Elections Committee
  • Health Policy Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Ex Officio Member - Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
  • Ex Officio Member - Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA)
  • Alternate Liaison - Federation of Community Councils
  • Liaison - National League of Cities (NLC)
​​​​Since 1998, Christopher Constant has resided in the downtown Anchorage district. Professionally, Christopher is a licensed real estate agent as well as a Grants and Contracts Director for a statewide nonprofit substance abuse and behavioral health treatment provider. During his past involvement with the​ Fairview Community Council, to include serving twice as President, Christopher led an effort to improve public safety in his neighborhood. He achieved great success which was the catalyst that led him to consider serving as an Assembly Member. Christopher is a strong supporter for improving key infrastructure, strong schools and advocating for intensive services needed by Anchorage's homeless population. Perseverance is a quality that he admires most as can be seen by his favorite quote from The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, “The secret of life, though, is to fall ​seven times and to get up eight times.".

District 2 - Eagle River/Chugiak

Crystal Kennedy

Contact Info: (907) 343-4113
Term Expires: 2022
Education: BA in Anthropology, Wright State University; BS in Legal Administration from University of West Florida

  • Committee on Housing and Homelessness
  • Vice-Chair - Community and Economic Development Committee
  • Ethics and Elections Committee
  • Liaison - Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
  • Liaison - National Association of Counties (NACo)
Crystal considers herself an “Air Force brat" which she embraces as a term of endearment. Being raised in a military family and attending more than a dozen schools before graduating from high school, Crystal had many life experiences that helped shape her desire to make a difference wherever she was living. Her varied professional experiences include working in the credit and loan management department of a bank, being an office management assistant with a statewide insurance firm, and working as a legal assistant. Her involvement in the Eagle River/Chugiak community is wide-ranging and includes serving on the Eagle River Community Council Board, Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, ASD Board for almost a decade, and serving as the Ravenwood PTA President. Crystal's proudest accomplishment is “…working every day at being a wife, a mom, a grandmother, and a friend."

Jamie Allard


Contact Info: (907) 343-4114
Term Expires: 2023

  • Committee on Housing and Homelessness
  • Ethics and Elections Committee
  • Health Policy Committee
  • Municipal Audit Committee
  • Liaison - Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)
  • Liaison Alternate - Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce


District 3 - West Anchorage

Kameron Perez-Verdia


Contact Info: (907) 343-4115
Term Expires: 2022
Education: BA Communications, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA; MBA Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Denver, CO

  • ​Committee on Housing and Homelessness
  • Chair - Health Policy Committee
  • ​Liaison Alternate - Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB)

Having been born and raised in the 49th State, Kameron views Alaska as his home state. He is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast and enjoys exploring Alaska with his wife and two young daughters. With an extensive history in the local non-profit world, helping to build stronger and healthier communities is an intrinsic part of who Kameron Perez-Verdia is. In 2013, Kameron was appointed to the Anchorage School Board, serving one year and then the remainder of another member's term. He was then elect​ed to a three-year term.​ Currently he serves as the President and CEO of a local non-profit organization founded in 1972 that brings Alaskans​​ together to think critically to ultimately build and strengthen communities.​

Austin Quinn-Davidson

Contact Info: (907) 343-4116
Term Expires: 2023 
Education: BA Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara; JD University of California, King Hall School of Law, Davis, California

  • ​​​Co-Chair - Budget and Finance Committee-of-the-Whole
  • Committee on Housing and Homelessness
  • Ethics and Elections Committee
  • Health Policy Committee
  • ​Liaison - National League of Cities (NLC) ​

​​​Austin was raised by working class parents in a rural logging town in northern California. After earning her law degree from UC Davis and traveling and living around the world, she made Alaska home in 2011. 

Since being elected to the Assembly in 2018, Austin has focused on improving quality of life for her constituents by investing in public health and safety, bolstering our economy and supporting working families, and being responsive and action-oriented to those she serves. After the 2018 earthquake, she worked with our federal delegation to change FEMA regulations to secure disaster relief for Anchorage residents. She has also collaborated with Native leaders and our police department to ensure APD's processes and data collection are transparent and enable identification of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW), brought forward life-saving Tobacco 21 legislation increasing the legal smoking age from 19 to 21, and supported the Municipality's investment in and building of a mental health first response system. In October 2020, Austin was selected by her colleagues to serve as Anchorage's Acting Mayor, a role she filled through June 2021. During her term as mayor, Austin focused on managing the COVID-19 pandemic and getting as many resources as possible to the residents who needed them the most. Austin lives in West Anchorage with her wife Stephanie and their two dogs. 

​District 4 - Midtown

Felix Rivera


Contact Info: (907) 764-0841
Term Expires: 2023
Education: BA Liberal Studies, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage

  • Chair - Committee on Housing and Homelessness
  • Community and Economic Development Committee
  • Health Policy Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Chair - Municipal Audit Committee

Felix came to Alaska for college and never left. His work as Constituent Relations and Special Assistant for the Mayor's Office helped to prepare him for his role as Assembly Member and Chair. His passion is making a difference in the lives of people in his community; and he has been able to do this by not only serving on the Assembly, but by sitting on the board of directors for several nonprofits that help those in need. Writing and journalism is another way Felix has been able to make an impact. While studying journalism at APU he covered local events around town as well as wrote for an international wire service. His stories were published around the world. Felix considers his proudest accomplishment to be “helping fight and eventually obtain protections for LGBTQ Anchorage residents in employment, housing, and public accommodations."

Meg Zaletel


Contact Info: (907) 343-4117
Term Expires: 2022
strong>Education: BS Psychology, Drake University, Des Moines, IA; JD Drake Law School, Des Moines, IA; Certificate of Mental Disability Law, New York Law School, New York, NY

  • ​AMATS Policy Committee​
  • Vice-Chair - Enterprise and Utility Oversight Committee
  • Vice-Chair - Health Policy Committee
  • Liaison Alternate - National Association of Counties (NACo)
​Fresh out of law school, Meg took a job with the Disability Law Center of Alaska in Anchorage, sight unseen. This job not only brought her to Alaska, but gave her valuable experience working on systemic issues. Since joining the Assembly in 2019, she has been instrumental in expanding the Municipality's work around behavioral health and homelessness which improve overall public health and safety. Meg lives in Midtown with her husband Zach, their daughter Zelda, and two dogs, cat and five chickens.​

District 5 - East Anchorage

Forrest Dunbar


Contact Info: (907) 343-4119
Term Expires: 2022
Education: BA in Economics/International Service from American University; MA in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School; JD from Yale Law School

  • Co-​Chair - Budget and Finance Committee-of-the-Whole
  • Health Policy Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Ex Officio Member - Anchorage Chamber of Commerce

Forrest was raised by his parents in the rural towns of Eagle and Cordova with his sister; and he considers his family to be his greatest role models, in particular his late Grandmother Herta. Working many different jobs such as stocking shelves at Fred Meyer and as a deckhand on a fishing boat helped pay for his education as well as provided him with real life experiences. Currently, Forrest works part-time as a corporate attorney as well as serves as a Judge Advocate and Captain in the Alaska Army National Guard, where he played a significant role in drafting the Alaska Code of Military Justice. Forrest's work as the Vice-President of Scenic Foothills Community Council and serving on the boards of the Muldoon Farmer's Market and the Anchorage Parks Foundation directly led him to running for Assembly. When asked what he finds motivational, Forrest replied, “There is a Jewish principle known as 'Tikkun Olam', a commitment to improve or repair the world we live in. I try to let it guide my life. That and 'The Simpsons.'"

Pete Petersen


Contact Info: (907) 240-1049
Term Expires: 2023
Education: AA from Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls, IA; BA from University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA

  • Community and Economic Development Committee
  • Chair - Ethics and Elections Committee
  • Chair - Legislative Committee
  • Director - Alaska Municipal League (AML) 
  • Liaison - Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau

Pete was born and raised by his parents in eastern Iowa.  After serving as a Peace Corps agricultural volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Pete made the trek up the Alcan with the intention of a summer visit to Alaska. Close to 40 years later, he's still here! Originally, gold mining brought Pete to Alaska but he saw opportunity in other areas. He was a restaurateur for many years until he sold his business and decided to get serious about serving his community in a different capacity. Pete was elected to the Alaska State of House of Representatives for two terms. Yet it was his involvement in the Nunaka City Little League and the Northeast Community Council Board of Directors that most encouraged Pete to run for Assembly. Pete shares, “I'm still inspired to continue the family tradition of public service that my grandfather started back in the early 1950s."

District 6 - South Anchorage

Suzanne LaFrance


Contact Info: (907) 343-4122​
Term Expires: 2023
Education: BA, University of Portland; MA, Purdue University

  • ​Chair - Assembly
  • Ethics and Elections Committee
  • Health Policy Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Municipal Audit Committee
  • Chair - Personnel Committee
  • Chair - Rules Committee-of-the-Whole
  • Liaison Alternate - Alaska Municipal League (AML)
  • Ex Officio Member - Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA)
  • Liaison - Federation of Community Councils

Suzanne LaFrance grew up in Palmer, Alaska and has lived in South Anchorage since 1997. She and her husband, Dave Hemstreet, have three children, ages 13, 11 and 9, who attend neighborhood schools.

Through the years Suzanne has spent much of her time volunteering for local organizations such as Hospice and the Alaskan Literacy Program. She and her husband, Dave, have three children who attend neighborhood schools, and it is important to Suzanne to be actively involved in her PTA and Great Alaska Schools.​

John Weddleton


Contact Info: (907) 770-0685
Term Expires: 2022
Education: BA Political Science, Tulane University New Orleans; MS Resource Economics, UAF

  • AMATS Policy Committee
  • Chair - Community and Economic Development Committee
  • Liaison - Anchorage Economic De​velopment Corporation (AEDC)
​After travelling the world extensively to include living abroad, John decided to move to and call Anchorage home in 1987. He started his professional life as an economic consultant and after a number of years, ventured into the world of retail and commercial properties. In 1997, John attended his first community council meeting and was hooked. Later, he became Chair of the Mid-Hillside Community Council, Chair of the Hillside's Home and Landowner's Organization and a Board Member of the Abbott Loop Community Council. His extensive community involvement includes numerous citizen advisory groups on matters including School District budgets, transportation studies, trail planning, park plans, utility routing, and the Hillside District Plan. Raising two children, Kate and Ry, in Alaska has been “my ultimate adventure"; and he considers his proudest accomplishment to be when his wife Ronni said 'Yes!'

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