Laurie Hummel Announces Candidacy for State House
Veteran runs for office in House District 15
ANCHORAGE: Laurie Hummel filed a letter of intent today with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run for the House of Representatives. Hummel lives in the 15th house district, which comprises Northeast Anchorage and the Elmendorf portion of JBER.
Hummel states: “I am running for the State House because the residents of the Muldoon area and Elmendorf deserve representation that better reflects their values and honors their concerns. Our state government should be creating opportunity for Alaskans, not thwarting it. The legislature is about to drive the state off a fiscal cliff, and this cannot be allowed to happen. I am experienced in developing solutions to complex problems, and working in pressure-filled and resource constrained environments. I look forward to meeting all my neighbors in the 15th district, and would be honored to represent them in the state house.”
Laurie Hummel is a small business owner and thirty year Army veteran, retiring in 2012 at the rank of Colonel. She served in the intelligence field for 21 years and then joined the faculty of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as a tenured professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.
With expertise in the fields of political demography and the geographical roots of stability and terrorism, she served as a policy developer and consultant to a number of organizations including the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership, and U.S. African Command. She also was part of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, providing assistance to the leaders of Afghanistan’s fledgling military academy and helping guide that institution toward its first admission of women in 2012.
Hummel became a resident of Alaska in 1996 when posted to Elmendorf as Alaskan Command’s Chief of Operations Intelligence. A disabled veteran, Hummel says she is “committed to ensuring that service members, veterans, and their families are fully vested and valued Alaskans, as they deserve.”