Representative Cathy Tilton
Cathy Tilton is a lifelong Alaskan who moved here as infant with her parents, Philip and Phylis, who arrived for an assignment with the United States Army in 1964 shortly after the Good Friday earthquake. Cathy spent her early years in Anchorage, attending Tudor Elementary, Hanshew Middle School and graduating from Service High School. After high school, Cathy earned a certificate in Accounting and Travel from Alaska Business College
In 1980, she moved to Big Lake where she began working for a local law firm and started a young family. Throughout her years in the MatSu Valley, her family expanded and she became a successful businesswoman focusing her efforts on residential real estate investments in the greater MatSu area. Since that time, she has diversified her business interests that include a variety of different holdings. In order to expand her horizons and her personal and professional opportunities, Cathy attended the University of Alaska Anchorage where she focused her coursework on Psychology and Business Administration.
As her family expanded and her three boys became older she supported her sons and the local community by taking leadership roles with the Mat Su Youth Football Association, Wasilla High School Football boosters and the Wasilla High School Wrestling League. Cathy has been deeply involved with the American Red Cross, the Big Lake Lions, the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, and led the Alaska Motor Mushers Club from 2004-2012
Prior to being elected to represent the Butte, Chugiak, Eklutna, Fairview Loop and Peters Creek in 2014, Cathy took on a new role working for her friends and neighbors in the MatSu Valley as a senior staff member for the House and Senate Finance committees in the Alaska Legislature. Her time as a legislative staffer provided her the insight into the agencies, departments and processes of state government.
- HJR 7 - Proposed amendment to strengthen constitutional spending limit.
- HB 92 - Modifies the existing statutory appropriation limit to be consistent with the provisions within HJR 7.
- HB156 - Allows municipalities to exempt or defer all or parts of real and personal property taxes by ordinance for economic development purposes. Sponsor Statement
- Proposed strengthening of constitutional spending limit
- Protect Permanent Fund and Avoid Income Tax
- After Series of Deadly Crashes Critical Road Project Restarted