Rep. Dan Ortiz, AK HD-36

Dan Ortiz has served as the representative for Alaska House District 36 since 2014. Dan is an award winning educator who has also worked as a fisherman, house painter and tour guide.

Rep. Ortiz grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska where he graduated from high school in 1976. Ortiz has worked as a fisherman, house painter and tour guide, in addition to his 30 year career as an educator at his alma mater. Dan taught A.P. Macroeconomics, A.P. United States History, and J.A. Economics. Dan earned multiple awards including VFW Teacher of the year and the American Legion Teacher of the year.

Rep. Ortiz was first elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2014 and serves on the House Community & Regional Affairs Committee and the House Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Special Committees for Fisheries as well as Economic Development, Tourism, & Arctic Policy.