Cathy Tilton

District: 26
Party: Republican
Toll-Free: 800-342-2199

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 208
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-2199
Interim Contact
600 E Railroad Ave
Wasilla AK, 99654
Phone: 907-373-6298

Speaker Tilton is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up in Anchorage and has lived in the MatSu for over 30 years. After graduating from Service High School, she earned a certificate in Accounting and Travel from Alaska Business College.

In 1980, she moved to Big Lake where she began working for a local law firm and started her family. Later, she went to work for the Mayor of Wasilla.

After that, her and her family started several successful small businesses that employ dozens of Alaskans around the MatSu. Prior to being elected herself, she was legislative staff for a Senator and Representative who were members of the MatSu delegation.

Over her first four terms, she has served as Chair of the Community and Regional Affairs Committee where she helped Alaska’s municipalities navigate the uncertainties of the marijuana initiative. She spent two terms as a member of the House Finance Committee where she championed a new spending cap to the constitution and proposed dozens of budget cuts. Immediately before being elected Speaker of the House, Rep. Tilton was the leader of the Republican House Minority.

In January 2023, she was elected as the 23rd Speaker of the Alaska State House. She is the fourth woman elected to the position, the second elected from the MatSu and the first Republican Speaker from the MatSu. She is chair of the Committee on Committees, Vice-Chair of the Rules Committee and a member of the Ways and Means and Arctic Policy, Economic Development and Tourism committees.