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Mike Dunleavy (politician)

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Mike Dunleavy
12th Governor of Alaska
Assumed office
December 3, 2018
LieutenantKevin Meyer
Nancy Dahlstrom
Preceded byBill Walker
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the E district
D district (2013–2015)
In office
January 15, 2013 – January 15, 2018
Preceded byRedistricted
Succeeded byMike Shower
Personal details
Born (1961-05-05) May 5, 1961 (age 63)
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rose Newlin
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationMisericordia University (BA)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (MEd)

Mike J. Dunleavy (born May 5, 1961) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is the 12th and current Governor of Alaska serving since December 2018.[1]

He was a member of the Alaska Senate from January 15, 2013 until January 8, 2017.[2]

In 2017, he announced he would run for Governor of Alaska in 2018, but left the race in September 2017.[3] In December 2017, Dunleavy announced his return to the race for governor.[4] He would go on to defeat Democrat Mark Begich.

Personal life[change | change source]

He is married to Rose who is from the Kobuk River Valley community in Noorvik. They have three children together named Maggie, Catherine, and Ceil. All of them were raised in both urban and rural Alaska.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biography of Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy – Mike Dunleavy". gov.alaska.gov. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  2. "Mike Dunleavy". Juneau, Alaska: Alaska Legislature. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  3. Dunleavy suspends campaign for Alaska governor as Huggins files to run, Alaska Dispatch News, Nathaniel Herz, September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  4. Denleavy back in race for governor, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, December 22, 2017.

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