Representative David Eastman
David grew up the son of an entrepreneur and small business owner in Orange County, California. He studied law at West Point, and after graduating was given his first choice of military assignments. Pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming an Alaskan, he chose the Last Frontier. As a Military Police Captain stationed at Fort Richardson from 2003-2011, he prepared soldiers for deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and himself led troops in Afghanistan. He served as Provost Marshal of Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, was appointed as a military summary court martial judge, and served as the AFIC Anti-Terrorism Branch Chief for the 56th Presidential Inaugural in Washington DC.
David is the first member of his family ever to serve in elected office. He brings a fresh perspective to the legislature not only as a military veteran, but also as someone dedicated to sharing the lessons he learned as the son of an entrepreneur, a mindset he adopted early in life. He has been a member of the Alaska law enforcement community since 2003. Active in community service, he was chosen as an Alaska state volunteer of the year by First Lady Sandy Parnell in 2010. He is currently a Mat-Su Firefighter/EMT and a member of the Mat-Su Water Rescue and Hazmat Teams. He lives in Wasilla with his wife Jennifer and their two daughters.
- HB21 - Making a special appropriation from the earnings reserve account for the payment of permanent fund dividends.
- HB22 - Increasing the amount of the 2016 permanent fund dividend and directing the Department of Revenue to pay a supplemental dividend to eligible individuals.
- HB67 - Prohibiting the DHSS from requesting, accepting, or attempting to renew or extend a waiver of work requirements or time limits for an able-bodied adult, without dependents, in the food stamp program. Sponsor statement
- HB68 - Disqualifying someone from the food stamp program for refusal to cooperate with the child support services agency or for past due child support payments. Sponsor statement
- HB116 - Relating to the art requirements for certain public buildings and facilities and to the funding of works of art. Sponsor statement
- HB153 - Repealing the certificate of need program for health care facilities.
- HB158 - Reducing the number of Alaska Public Offices Commission. Sponsor statement
- HB178 - Recognition of individual veterans along certain veterans' memorial roads and on certain veterans' memorial bridges. Sponsor statement
- HB205 - Prohibiting a municipality from adopting or enforcing a policy or ordinance relating to sanctuary jurisdictions Sponsor statement
- HCR4 - Proposing amendments to the Uniform Rules of the Alaska State Legislature relating to notice of committee meetings.
- HCR5 - Ensuring the presiding member of each legislative body has the authority to appoint a sufficient number of members to the Committee on Committees. Sponsor statement
- HJR13 - Urging the United States Congress to divide the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.