Jan Faiks, American politician, Died at 71

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Janice O. Faiks was born on November 17, 1945, and died on April 10, 2017.

She was an American politician.

She was born at Mitchel Air Force Base in New York and attended Choctawhatchee High School.

Faiks studied math at Florida State University and earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from University of Alaska Anchorage.

She was a professor in the Anchorage School District from 1968 to 1978 and served two terms in the Alaska Senate, from 1982 to 1990, including as its first female president in 1987 and 1988.

Faiks was one of the key legislators, he had created the Constitutional Budget Reserve (CBR), a savings fund for surplus tax revenues to be utilized in leaner periods.

When she lost the Republican primary in 1990, she moved to Washington D.C. with her husband, Lloyd Jones, also a former Alaska state Senator.

Faiks earned a degree from the Georgetown Law Center.

She also lobbied for PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research,  and Manufacturers of America, retiring in 2013.

Faiks was diagnosed with brain cancer, in 2016.

Jan died in Amelia Island, Florida , where the couple had moved.

Jan Faiks passed away at 71 years old.

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