|Mayor of Juneau, Alaska|
October 11, 2012
|Preceded by||Bruce Botelho|
|Juneau City Assembly member|
July 17, 1947 |
|Spouse(s)||Patricia "Patti" Sanford (née Isaak)|
|Alma mater||Juneau-Douglas High School|
|Service/branch||United States Coast Guard|
|Years of service||4 years|
Merrill Sanford was born on July 17, 1947 in Bellingham, Washington. A year later, his family moved to Juneau, Alaska where he has been a resident ever since. Sanford graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1966. Before getting into politics, Sanford served in the United States Coast Guard as a helicopter mechanic in the Vietnam War for four years. Sanford also worked for the Alaska National Guard for eleven years. In addition to military service, he spent two years helping to build the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System as well as thirty years as a volunteer firefighter for the Capital City Fire/Rescue, from which he retired in March 2001.
From 1998 to 2002, Sanford was a member of the Juneau Planning Commission, a department of the city government that develops city projects. From 2002 to 2012, Sanford served as a member of the Assembly of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska.
Mayor of Juneau
In 2012, Sanford ran for mayor of Juneau. The election was held on October 2, 2012. Sanford won a majority of the votes (55.26%) while Cheryl Jebe followed with 44.32%. The election had a 19.64% turnout.
|Source: Our Campaign|
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- "Sanford, Merrill". Our Campaigns. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- "Juneau City Assembly". City and Borough of Juneau. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- Miller, Mark D. (October 16, 2012). "Sanford sworn in as Juneau's mayor, Jones sworn in to Assembly, Nankervis unable to attend". Juneau: Juneau Empire. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- "Juneau Mayor". Our Campaign. Archived from the original on June 18, 2013. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
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