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
Your opinion counts
Recently, Virginia has proposed legislation that would make the punishment for poaching, in their state, a 1-5 year prison sentence through HB-449. Poaching undermines the social acceptance of hunters, jobs, recreation, local and state economies, and conservation efforts. How should poachers be punished?Vote Here
- By sentencing them to jail time. (33.33%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (18.18%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (12.12%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (0.00%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (36.36%)