Representative Dan Saddler
Dan Saddler has represented Chugiak-Eagle River and JBER in the Alaska State Legislature since 2011, successfully advancing public policy on military affairs, natural resources, services for Alaskans with disabilities, and economic development.
Saddler, 56, enjoyed a successful 10-year career as a journalist, and nearly 20 years in Alaska’s legislative and executive branches of government, before winning his first election.
In addition to his work in Alaska, he’s advocated nationally for responsible development in ANWR and for better vocational opportunities for veterans, as an active Alaska member of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Saddler’s work has earned him the Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellowship, the National Guard Association of the U.S. “Patrick Henry Award,” the Key Coalition’s “Golden Key Award” and Hope Community Resources’ “Outstanding Legislative Support” award.
He is involved in the Rotary Club and Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Resource Development Council, Commonwealth North, and many other military, political outdoors and aviation-related groups.
Saddler and his wife Chris, have 18-year-old twins, two adult sons, and two grand-daughters. He enjoys experiencing Alaska’s outdoors with his family, flying his Cessna 182, and writing and performing mildly satirical political songs.
- HB 9 helps ensure the medicines Alaskans get from out of state are safe, legal and non-counterfeit, by authorizing Alaska’s pharmacy board to inspect and license out-of-state drug wholesalers serving Alaska, and by making our state’s drug supply security laws meet federal standards. Sponsor statement here