Governor of Alaska

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The Governor of Alaska is the leader of Alaska's government and the state's military. The governor has the right to make state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Alaska Legislature,[1] to meet the legislature, and grant pardons, not for impeachment.[2]

The current Governor of Alaska is Sean Parnell.

Governors of Alaska[change | change source]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 William Allen Egan January 3 1959 December 5 1966 Democratic
2 Wally Hickel December 5 1966 January 29 1969 Republican
3 Keith Harvey Miller January 29 1969 December 7 1970 Republican
4 William Allen Egan December 7 1970 December 2 1974 Democratic
5 Jay Hammond December 2 1974 December 6 1982 Republican
6 Bill Sheffield December 6 1982 December 1 1986 Democratic
7 Steve Cowper December 1 1986 December 3 1990 Democratic
8 Wally Hickel December 3 1990 December 5 1994 Alaskan Independence
Republican
9 Tony Knowles December 5 1994 December 2 2002 Democratic
10 Frank Murkowski December 2 2002 December 4 2006 Republican
11 Sarah Palin December 4 2006 July 26 2009 Republican
12 Sean Parnell July 26 2009 Incumbent Republican

References[change | change source]

  1. AK Const. art. II, § 15
  2. AK Const. art. III