In this issue:
  • Welcome to House District 16!
  • How to engage with your local government
  • Sign-up for my regular legislative updates
  • Follow me on social media to stay in the loop
Welcome to House District 16!
Hello and welcome to the district! If you are receiving this email, either you recently moved into House District 16, or you recently updated your voter registration. Either way, as your State Representative, I want you to know that I work to represent you in the Alaska State House.
About me
Left to right, (back): Ivy's husband Troy and daughter Kim.
Left to right, (front):Ivy's daughter Iris, Representative Ivy Spohnholz, and daughter Maya.
I'm a proud third generation Alaskan, born in a log cabin in the Wrangell Mountains and raised here in Anchorage. Before serving in the State Legislature, I served Alaskans through work at Abused Women's Aid in Crisis, the University of Alaska Anchorage, and The Salvation Army.

Since my first legislative session in 2016, I have served on multiple committees. including as the Chair, or lead, for the House Health and Social Services and Labor and Commerce Committees, as Vice Chair for Energy Committee and on the Military & Veterans Affairs Committee.

I am passionately committed to driving down Alaska's high health care costs while improving access and quality. On that front, I've worked to pass laws expanding access to telehealth care, requiring health care price transparency, and more. Last year I was also proud to pass legislation as House Labor and Commerce Chair expanding unemployment insurance eligibility and benefits during the pandemic.

We deal with every issue imaginable in the State Legislature. You can read more about me, my legislation and committee work, and even see my voting record online at
How to engage with your local government
Monthly constituent meetings over Facebook live

I hold monthly public meetings every second Saturday at 10:00-11:00 am via Facebook live. In the past, I would return to Anchorage each month for constituent coffee meetings. However, in light of COVID-19, I will continue to hold these meetings online for the remainder of the legislative session.

My next meeting will be tomorrow, February 13th at 10:00am on my official Facebook page.
Stream Legislative Meetings on Gavel to Gavel

Although the capitol building is currently closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, there are multiple ways to attend and participate in public meetings virtually and via teleconference. You can find daily meeting schedules for meetings and more at The Anchorage Legislative Information Office, (LIO), is a great resource if you need assistance finding a meeting, attending, or participating in public testimony.

Floor sessions and committee meetings are streamed live on as well as on Gavel to Gavel, where they are archived as well if you'd like to watch a meeting at a later date. You can also tune in on your tv to the channel that plays 360 north.

Community Council Meetings

Every neighborhood in Anchorage has a community council that provides a direct means of participation in local affairs. Check out this map to find your community council. I regularly attend these meetings myself to stay informed about local issues in Anchorage, and update community members about what is happening in the State Legislature. So if you decide to attend a meeting, I will likely see you there!
Regular e-news updates
If you've received this email, I will continue to send regular e-news updates on pressing issues from our neighborhoods to statewide. If you do not wish to receive these messages, you can opt-out by selecting the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this email.
Follow me on social media
I regularly share information on my Facebook and Twitter. Follow me on social media to stay in the loop!
I'm Here for You
My office and I regularly assist constituents with a variety of problems, whether it be an unplowed road, accessing unemployment benefits or public assistance, navigating the legislative process, and countless other issues.

In addition, I love to hear from Alaskans in my district about their priorities and concerns during legislative session. If there is a policy you support or oppose, or you have thoughts on our budget, don't hesitate to send me a message or give me a call. As your State Representative, I believe I do my job best when I hear from you.

You can give me a call at 465-4940, or reach me anytime via email at
Phone Number: (907) 465-4940
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