Senator Murkowski Releases State Voter Guide Insert
Anchorage, AK - Senior Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today released her voter guide information insert.
Senator Murkowski filed her formal paperwork for a write-in candidacy on Oct. 13th, prior to the start of early and absentee voting. She asked to be included in the guide when she announced her write-in effort September 17th, but under state law write-in candidates who file after the July publication copy deadline are not permitted to have space in the official guide that is mailed to all Alaska households before the General Election.
“It is unfortunate that State law does not allow for the inclusion of write-in candidates in the voter guide, but Alaskans know of my accomplishments in the Senate over the past eight years and have multiple means of learning about my positions,” said Lisa Murkowski.
She noted that information on her and her positions and accomplishments are available from her campaign website, www.LisaMurkowski.com; and from her official U.S. Senate website, www.murkowski.senate.gov regarding official actions only.
The Senator’s Voter Guide is below:
Lisa Murkowski, Republican
RESIDENCE ADDRESS: Girdwood, Alaska 99587
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 100847
Anchorage, Alaska 99510
WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.lisamurkowski.com
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ketchikan, Alaska
NAME OF SPOUSE: Verne Martell
CHILDREN: Nicolas, Matthew
OCCUPATION: U.S. Senator
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY IN ALASKA: 53 years
ALASKAN COMMUNITIES LIVED IN
Anchorage 1959, 1966, 1971
Georgetown BA Economics 1980; Willamette College of
Law JD 1985.
POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Alaska State House 1998-2002; U.S. Senate 2002-
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Business Law Practice, District Court Attorney 1987-
SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
The Anchorage Equal Rights Commission; Catholic
Social Services; Mayor’s Task Force on the
Homeless; Armed Services YMCA; Alaskans for Drug-
Free Youth; the Boys and Girls Clubs; President of
the Government Hill Elementary School PTA; the Civil
Air Patrol; Alaska Federation of Republican Women;
Midnight Sun Republican Women; Anchorage
Republican Women’s Club.
Family, skiing, fishing, camping, community service.
Senate Deputy Whip;2003-08; ranking member Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, 2009-10;
FBI Director’s Community Leadership
Award 1993; Honorary Commander 19th Fighter
As a third generation Alaskan, I am deeply committed to our state and I believe in its future. I have lived all over Alaska and I have seen first hand how national policies affect our state.
My goal as your Senator is to keep our communities and our families safe and healthy and Alaska a place our grandchildren will call home. But this only happens with opportunity and good jobs that can sustain a family.
Economic development must come through reliable affordable energy, access to resources, and a trained and skilled workforce. I will continue to push for responsible development in balance with the environment. Education at all levels that works in every corner of Alaska is a priority of mine – so that all our children will succeed. I will continue to improve medical access and health care - for seniors, veterans, and all Alaskans. I will insist that our military receive the necessary support and that national security remains a national priority. I will fight to make permanent the tax cuts that have helped stimulate our economy. And I will continue to press the federal government to make sure that promises made to Alaska are promises kept.
Seniority is vital for Alaska given all of our needs as a young state. In eight years I’ve passed the halfway mark in seniority. But f either of my opponents win, Alaska will be last in Senate seniority for the first time since Statehood. I respectfully ask that you fill in the oval and write in Lisa Murkowski on your ballot.