100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"

1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial

Bert Stedman

Date/Place of Birth:
Anchorage, Alaska

Residency in Alaska:
Petersburg: 1958 - 1969
Sitka: 1969 - present

Self-Employed: Financial Services
Pioneer Capital Management
Former Commercial Fisherman
Former Heavy Construction Trade

Wife - Lureen
Daughter - Susie

Sitka High School: 1974
University of Oregon: 1985
- B.S. College of Business Administration
- Concentration in Finance

Alaska State Senate:
Co-Chair, Finance Committee
Vice-Chair, Legislative Budget & Audit
Vice-Chair, Northern Waters Task Force
Vice-Chair, Energy Council
Finance Committee: 2005 - present
Resources Committee: 2005 - present
Legislative Budget & Audit: 2005 - present
Rules Committee: 2008 - present
Legislative Council: 2008 - present
Finance Subcommittees:
- Law, Chair: 2005 - present
- Revenue, Chair: 2005 - present
- University of Alaska, Chair: 2005 - present
- Transportation - Chair: 2009 - present
- Legislature: 2009 - present
- Governor: 2011 - present
Energy Council, Executive Committee: 2006 - present
Western States Legislative Forestry Task Force: 2004 - present

Vice-Chair, Joint Legislative Education Funding Task Force: 2007 - 2010
Vice-Chair, Alaska Renewable Energy Task Force: 2008 - 2010
Chair, Community & Regional Affairs Committee: 2004 - 2006
Community & Economic Development Finance Subcommittee: 2004 - 2006
- Chair: 2005 - 2006
Energy Committee: 2008 - 2010
Fish & Game: 2007 - 2010
Special Committee on Natural Gas Development: 2006
World Trade & State/Federal Relations Committee: 2007 - 2008
Local Government Advisory Commission: 2005 - 2006
Alaska Information Infrastructure Task Force: 2004 - 2005
Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force: 2004 - 2005
State Affairs Committee: 2004
Joint Legislative Salmon Industry Task Force: 2004
Military & Veterans Affairs Finance Subcommittee: 2004
Labor & Workforce Development Finance Subcommittee: 2004
Education Finance Subcommittee: 2004

Other Political and Government Positions:
City & Borough of Sitka Deputy Mayor
City & Borough of Sitka Assemblyman
City & Borough of Sitka Finance Committee
Sitka Planning Commission

Business and Professional Positions:
Sitka Chamber of Commerce
Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce

Service Organizations and Community Involvement:
Sitka Elks Lodge
Sons of Norway
Former Rotarian (Paul Harris Fellow)
Shrine Club; Scottish Rite
International Ammunition Collectors Association

Summary:Southeast Alaska District R, Republican Senator Stedman is known for his expertise on energy, taxation, public finance, and state budgeting issues. He served as Co-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee from 2007 – 2012. During his initial time as Co-Chair, billions of dollars were deposited into state savings accounts such as the Constitutional Budget Reserve and the Earnings Reserve Account of the Alaska Permanent Fund. Protecting the Permanent Fund for future generations of Alaskans to share the state’s oil wealth is his main priority. In 2019, Senator Stedman was again selected by his fellow legislators to serve as Co-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Senator Stedman also serves on the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee and the Legislative Council Committee. Senator Stedman is a past and current member of the Energy Council. The Energy Council is an organization of 13 energy-producing states and two Canadian provinces focused on oil and gas issues and policy. Senator Stedman was elected to chair the Energy Council in 2012 for two years. He presently serves on the Executive Committee. Senator Stedman has served on the National Petroleum Council. He was most recently appointed by Rick Perry, the United States Secretary of Energy in 2018. The National Petroleum Council is a federal committee with a duty to advise, inform, and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to oil and gas issues. Members serve without compensation. Senator Stedman’s experience in financial issues has served the state well and will continue to in the future.