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Lt. Gov. Treadwell Urges National Lt. Governors to Visit Alaska

July 17, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK – To promote Alaska tourism and increase awareness of Alaska issues among his counterparts, Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell rallied U.S. lieutenant governors to visit the Last Frontier in 2014.

Treadwell hosted a lunch today in Oklahoma City during the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) annual meeting, where he encouraged his national colleagues to attend next year’s meeting in Girdwood.

“We’ll be rolling out the red carpet to show what Alaska means to us, but more importantly what it means to you and each of your states,” Treadwell told NLGA members.

Treadwell also wanted Alaskans to be aware of this important opportunity to connect with national officials.

“It’s a chance to show these leaders what we value, and what we offer the nation,” Treadwell said. “Lieutenant governors go on to become governors, U.S. senators and representatives, and elected or appointed officials that influence important issues in our own state,” Treadwell said.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. About one third of current governors in the U.S. had been lieutenant governors.  And Nevada Senator Harry Reid and both of Hawaii’s senators, Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz, formerly held the position.

At least 125 participants are expected to attend the 2014 conference in Girdwood.

The NLGA, organized in 1962, is the professional association for the elected officials first in line of succession to the governors in the 50 states and five U.S. territories.

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