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Beth Kerttula's Biography
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Elizabeth 'Beth' J. Kerttula
Husband: Jim Powell
JD, University of Santa Clara School of Law, 1981
BA, Political Science, Stanford University, 1978
Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, 1998-2014
Minority Leader, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2010-2014
Minority Whip, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2002-2004
Member, Alaska Women's Political Caucus
Attorney, Kerttula Law Office, 1998-2004
Assistant Attorney General, Commercial, Natural Resources, Oil, Gas, and Mining Section, Attorney General's Office, 1990-1998
Counsel, Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee, 1987-1988
Attorney, Kay, Saville, Coffey, Hopwood and Schmidt, 1988
Assistant Public Defender, Alaska Public Defender Agency, 1982-1986
Law Clerk, Chief Judge, Alaska Court of Appeals, 1981-1982
Law Clerk, Alaska Court System, 1979
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Alaska Native Sisterhood, Camp 2, 1998-present
Member, Alaska Legal Services Pro Bono Program, 1996-present
President, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Juneau
Member, Juneau Nordic Ski Club, present
President, Alaska Bar Association, 1996-1997
Member, Board of Governors, Alaska Bar Association, 1992-1997
Chair, Coastal States Organization Legal Council, 1993
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