Lisa Murkowski

United States Senator from Alaska since 2002

Lisa Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is an American politician. She is a member of the U.S. Republican Party. On December 20, 2002, she became a United States Senator from Alaska. In 2009, she became the senior senator from Alaska. She was in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1999 to 2002.[1]

Lisa Murkowski
United States Senator
from Alaska
Assumed office
December 20, 2002
Serving with Dan Sullivan
Preceded byFrank Murkowski
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byMary Landrieu
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 14th district
In office
January 19, 1999 – December 20, 2002
Preceded byTerry Martin
Succeeded byVic Kohring
Personal details
Born (1957-05-22) May 22, 1957 (age 66)
Ketchikan, Alaska
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Verne Martell
Alma materGeorgetown University (B.A.)
Willamette University (J.D.)

Murkowski was born on May 22, 1957 in Ketchikan, Alaska. She studied at Georgetown University and at Willamette University. She is married to Verne Martell. They have two children.

On February 13, 2021 Murkowski voted that former Republican President Donald Trump was guilty of starting the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol. She and six other Republican senators also voted that Trump was guilty. This was after the House of Representatives Second impeachment of Donald Trump.[2]

References change

  1. "Murkowski, Lisa". Office of Art and Archives and Office of the Historian, The United States Congress. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  2. "7 Republicans found Trump 'guilty' of inciting Capitol riot. They explain their vote". Retrieved 14 February 2021.

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