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Mike Dunleavy (politician)

12th Governor of Alaska
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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.

Mike Dunleavy
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12th Governor of Alaska
Assumed office
December 3, 2018
LieutenantKevin Meyer
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 58)
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rose Newlin
Children3
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationMisericordia University (BA)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (MEd)

He was a member of the Alaska Senate from January 15, 2013 until January 8, 2017.[1]

In 2017, he announced he would run for Governor of Alaska in 2018, but left the race in September 2017.[2] In December 2017, Dunleavy announced his return to the race for governor.[3] He would go on to defeat Democrat Mark Begich.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mike Dunleavy". Juneau, Alaska: Alaska Legislature. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  2. Dunleavy suspends campaign for Alaska governor as Huggins files to run, Alaska Dispatch News, Nathaniel Herz, September 12, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  3. Denleavy back in race for governor, Mat-Su_Valley_Frontiersman, December 22, 2017.