About me

Cathy Tilton is a lifelong Alaskan who moved here as infant with her parents, Philip and Phylis, who arrived for an assignment with the United States Army in 1964 shortly after the Good Friday earthquake. Cathy spent her early years in Anchorage, attending Tudor Elementary, Hanshew Middle School and graduating from Service High School. After high school, Cathy earned a certificate in Accounting and Travel from Alaska Business College


Shortly thereafter, in 1980, she moved to Big Lake where she began working for a local law firm and started a young family. After her first son, Jordan, was born she went to work for the Mayor of Wasilla soon after the City had been designated a first-class city. Throughout her years in the MatSu Valley, her family expanded and she became a successful businesswoman focusing her efforts on residential real estate investments in the greater MatSu area. Since that time, she has diversified her business interests that include a variety of different holdings. In order to expand her horizons and her personal and professional opportunities, Cathy attended the University of Alaska Anchorage where she focused her coursework on Psychology and Business Administration.


As her family expanded and her three boys became older she immersed herself in a number of community activities. She supported her sons and the local community by taking leadership roles with the Mat Su Youth Football Association, Wasilla High School Football boosters and the Wasilla High School Wrestling League. Cathy has been deeply involved with the American Red Cross, the Big Lake Lions, the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, and led the Alaska Motor Mushers Club from 2004-2012


Cathy is proud of her three sons, who continue to live in the MatSu, and the businesses she and her husband, Berkley, built over the years that are still thriving. For the last 4 years, Cathy took on a new role working for her friends and neighbors in the MatSu Valley as a senior staff member for the House and Senate Finance committees in the Alaska Legislature. It was during her last position with Rep. Mark Neuman (R-Big Lake) that she realized she needed to once again step out of her comfort zone into a new role as a candidate.


Her time as a legislative staffer provided her the insight into the agencies, departments and processes of state government. After lengthy consideration with family, friends and key advisors Cathy decided that it was time that she put herself forward. As a lifelong Alaskan and long-time Valley resident, she KNOWS the issues. As an active member of our community, successful business woman and experienced legislative staff for MatSu, she UNDERSTANDS the issues. As a candidate and legislator, she will LEAD ON THE ISSUES