Alaska Republican Party
Alaska Republican Party
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|House leader||Mike Chenault|
|National affiliation||Republican Party|
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It is the dominant or majority party in Alaska. As of 2015[update], Republicans hold both of Alaska's seats in the United States Senate, and Alaska's single seat in the United States House of Representatives. They also hold majorities in both houses of the state legislature.
The Alaska Republican Party has also greatly helped GOP presidential candidates in the state and has transformed the Last Frontier into one of the most staunchly Republican states in the nation. For instance, Republican John McCain won Alaska in 2008 with 59.42% of the total statewide vote over Democrat Barack Obama who received 37.89%, a 21.53-percent margin of victory for the senior U.S. Senator from Arizona. All Republican presidential nominees have won Alaska in recent elections; the last (and only) Democrat to carry Alaska was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
The Alaska Republican Party originates from Alaska's first district governor. Once Alaska was granted the status of United States District civilian leadership could be appointed by the current president of the United States. President Chester A. Arthur appointed Alaska's first territorial governor. He was a Republican named John Henry Kinkead.
Alaska Republicans as a party organization can trace their origin to Alaska's first legislature in 1913.
|State party leader||Position||City|
|Peter S. Goldberg||National Committeeman||Eagle River|
|Cynthia Henry||National Committeewoman||Fairbanks|
|Ernest Hurst||Assistant Secretary||Anchorage|
Current elected officials
Members of Congress
U.S. House of Representatives
Senate President: Kevin Meyer
Senate Majority Leader: John Coghill
|Click Bishop||District C||Fairbanks|
|John Coghill||District B||North Pole|
|Mia Costello||District K||Anchorage|
|Mike J. Dunleavy||District E||Wasilla|
|Cathy Giessel||District N||Anchorage|
|Charlie Huggins||District D||Wasilla|
|Pete Kelly||District A||Fairbanks|
|Anna MacKinnon||District G||Anchorage|
|Lesil McGuire||District L||Anchorage|
|Kevin Meyer||District M||Anchorage|
|Peter Micciche||District O||Soldotna|
|Bert Stedman||District R||Sitka|
|Gary Stevens||District P||Kodiak|
|Bill Stoltze||District F||Chugiak|
State House of Representatives
Speaker of the House: Mike Chenault
Majority Leader: Charisse Millett
|Mike Chenault||District 29||Nikiski|
|Jim Colver||District 9||Palmer|
|Lynn Gattis||District 7||Wasilla|
|Mike Hawker||District 28||Anchorage|
|Shelley Hughes||District 11||Palmer|
|Craig Johnson||District 24||Anchorage|
|Wes Keller||District 10||Wasilla|
|Gabrielle LeDoux||District 15||Anchorage|
|Bob Lynn||District 26||Anchorage|
|Charisse Millett||District 25||Anchorage|
|Cathy Muñoz||District 34||Juneau|
|Mark Neuman||District 8||Big Lake|
|Kurt Olson||District 30||Soldotna|
|Lance Pruitt||District 27||Anchorage|
|Lora Reinbold||District 14||Eagle River|
|Dan Saddler||District 13||Eagle River|
|Paul Seaton||District 31||Homer|
|Louise Stutes||District 32||Kodiak|
|Dave Talerico||District 6||Healy|
|Steve Thompson||District 2||Fairbanks|
|Cathy Tilton||District 12||Wasilla|
|Liz Vazquez||District 22||Anchorage|
|Tammie Wilson||District 3||North Pole|
Famous Alaska Republicans
- "Alaska Republicans". Alaska Republicans. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Local and National Election Results - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com". www.cnn.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Alaska Presidential Election Voting History". www.270towin.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- McMullin, Thomas A.; Walker, David (1984). Biographical Directory of American Territorial Governors. Westport, CT: Meckler Publishing. pp. 3–4. ISBN 0-930466-11-X.
- "Ketchikan, Alaska - June Allen - Alaska's First Legislature 1913". Stories in the News. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Alaska GOP Leadership". Alaska Republicans. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Alaska State Legislature". senate.legis.state.ak.us. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Alaska State Legislature". akleg.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "Palin wins gubernatorial election - USATODAY.com". www.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
- "McCain taps Alaska Gov. Palin as vice president pick - CNN.com". www.cnn.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.