Representative Mark Neuman was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and in 1981 he moved to Big Lake, Alaska, in the foothills of the Talkeetna Mountains. He found that living in Alaska provides access to some of the greatest opportunities to hunt, fish, and enjoy outdoor recreation like snowmachines and ATVs. Mark enjoys spending time in the outdoors exploring Alaska vast natural resources and wildlife with his family.
Representative Neuman first became involved in the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC) in 2006.
Representative Neuman was elected to Alaska’s House of Representatives in November 2004. Before his current position on the House Finance Committee, Mark was selected by his peers to Co-Chair the Resources Committee in just his third term. During that term, he oversaw legislation addressing hunting, fishing, trapping, and access to lands and their associated natural resources. Currently, he is the Vice-Chair of the House Finance Committee, overseeing a number of budget sub-committees.
During his tenure in the legislature, Mark has worked diligently to protect public access to fish and wildlife resources and manage those resources for abundance, and defend state’s rights against federal encroachment. Doing so has required understanding the diverse system of state and federal agencies and native corporations that manage the lands in Alaska.
He works with federal agencies on issues affecting the state of Alaska, including the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act, among other federal-state co-managed issues.
Representative Mark Neuman, through his experience and committee chairmanships, has been instrumental in shaping state and national wildlife and land access policies in Alaska.
Rep. Mark Neuman in June 2014, visiting the Arctic Coast in Barrow, AK
Rep. Mark Neuman fishing
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- Lack of access (19.67%)
- Expenses (equipment and licenses/stamps/fees) (14.75%)
- Burdensome or confusing regulations (12.30%)
- Overcrowded fishing locations (5.74%)
- Poor fishing experience due to low fish populations or small fish (17.21%)
- Conflicts with other users (e.g. boaters) (2.46%)
- Lack of time (27.87%)