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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Kevin Meyer (Republican Party) is the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. He assumed office on December 3, 2018. His current term ends on December 5, 2022.

Meyer (Republican Party) ran for election for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

Meyer ran on a joint ticket with the gubernatorial nominee, Mike Dunleavy.

Meyer is a former Republican member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District M from 2008 to 2018. He served as president of the Senate from 2015 to 2017 and was majority leader from 2011 to 2012.

Meyer served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. He also served in the Anchorage Assembly from 1993 to 2000, serving as the chair from 1999 to 2000.

Meyer earned his B.S. in business administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1978, his M.P.A. from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and his M.B.A. from Alaska Pacific University, in Anchorage.

Meyer is affiliated with the National Rifle Association, Alaska Outdoor Counsel, and Kenai River Sport Fishing Association.

Education

  • MBA, Alaska Pacific University-Anchorage, 1990-1992
  • MPA, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, 1979-1980
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1974-1978

Professional Experience

  • MBA, Alaska Pacific University-Anchorage, 1990-1992
  • MPA, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, 1979-1980
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1974-1978
  • Investment Recovery Coordinator, ConocoPhillips Alaska, 2007-present
  • Coordinator, Facilities Support, ConocoPhillips Alaska, 1982-present
  • Purchasing Representative, ConocoPhilips Alaska, 2000-2007
  • Director, Administrative Services, Atlantic Richfield Company Alaska, 1983-2000

Political Experience

  • MBA, Alaska Pacific University-Anchorage, 1990-1992
  • MPA, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, 1979-1980
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1974-1978
  • Investment Recovery Coordinator, ConocoPhillips Alaska, 2007-present
  • Coordinator, Facilities Support, ConocoPhillips Alaska, 1982-present
  • Purchasing Representative, ConocoPhilips Alaska, 2000-2007
  • Director, Administrative Services, Atlantic Richfield Company Alaska, 1983-2000
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska, 2018-present
  • Candidate, Alaska State Governor, 2018
  • Senator, Alaska State Senate, District M, 2008-2018
  • President, Alaska State Senate, 2015-2017
  • Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate, 2010-2012
  • Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2000-2008
  • Assembly Member, Anchorage Assembly, 1993-2000

Former Committees/Caucuses

Member, Alaska Coastal Policy Council

Former Member, Committee on Committees, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Labor and Commerce Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Legislative Council Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Resources Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Chair, Rules Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, School Budget Advisory Commission

Former Member, Senate World Trade Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Chair, State Affairs Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Governor, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Legislature, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Facilities, Alaska State Senate

Co-Chair, Finance Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2005-2008

Vice-Chair, Finance Committee, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2003-2004

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • MBA, Alaska Pacific University-Anchorage, 1990-1992
  • MPA, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, 1979-1980
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1974-1978
  • Investment Recovery Coordinator, ConocoPhillips Alaska, 2007-present
  • Coordinator, Facilities Support, ConocoPhillips Alaska, 1982-present
  • Purchasing Representative, ConocoPhilips Alaska, 2000-2007
  • Director, Administrative Services, Atlantic Richfield Company Alaska, 1983-2000
  • Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska, 2018-present
  • Candidate, Alaska State Governor, 2018
  • Senator, Alaska State Senate, District M, 2008-2018
  • President, Alaska State Senate, 2015-2017
  • Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate, 2010-2012
  • Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, 2000-2008
  • Assembly Member, Anchorage Assembly, 1993-2000
  • Former Board Member, 2001 Special Olympics Committee
  • Vice-Chair, Anchorage Assembly
  • Former Board Member, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member, Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Former Board Member, Anchorage Economic Development Council
  • Member, Board of Directors, Alaska Outdoor Council
  • Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Alaska
  • Member, First Presbyterian Church
  • Board Member, Habitat for Humanity
  • Former Aduvisor, Junior Achievement
  • Member, Kenai River Sport Fishing Association
  • Member, National Rifle Association
  • Former Board Member, Standing Together Against Rape
  • Chair, United Way Drive
  • Former Board Member, Youth Court Advisory Committee
  • Chair, LB&A, 2009-2011
  • Chair, Anchorage Assembly, 1999-2000
  • President, Abbott Loop Community Council, 1992-1993

Other Info

Hobbies or Special Talents:

spending time with his family, spending numerous hours at the soccer fields, helping out with school activities, and staying involved with his church and community

Elections

2018

General election


Mike Dunleavy (R) defeated Mark Begich (D), incumbent Bill Walker (Independent), and William Toien (L) in the general election for Governor of Alaska on November 6, 2018.


General election for Governor of Alaska

Mike Dunleavy (R)
51.4%
145,631 Votes

Mark Begich (D)
44.4%
125,739 Votes

Bill Walker (Independent)
2.0%
5,757 Votes

William Toien (L)
1.9%
5,402 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.2%
605 Votes

Total votes: 283,134

Democratic primary election


Debra Call advanced from the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska on August 21, 2018.


Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska

Debra Call (D)
100%
34,291 Votes

Total votes: 34,291

Republican primary election


The following candidates ran in the Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska on August 21, 2018.


Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska

Kevin Meyer (R)
35.8%
23,838 Votes

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Edie Grunwald (R)
27.1%
18,097 Votes

Gary Stevens (R)
12.2%
8,123 Votes

Lynn Gattis (R)
10.3%
6,898 Votes

Sharon Jackson (R)
8.1%
5,394 Votes

Stephen Wright (R)
6.5%
4,321 Votes

Total votes: 66,671


2014

Elections for the Alaska State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Felix E. Rivera was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while District L incumbent Kevin Meyer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Meyer defeated Rivera in the general election.

Alaska State Senate, District M, General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Meyer Incumbent 70% 9,909
Democratic Felix E. Rivera 30% 4,239
Total Votes 14,148

2012

Meyer won re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 12 (L). He ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Jacob Hale (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

Alaska State Senate, District 12 (L), General Election, 2012

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Meyer Incumbent 72.6% 10,304
Democratic Jacob Hale 27.4% 3,894
Total Votes 14,198

2008

In 2008, Meyer was elected to the Alaska State Senate, District O. Meyer finished with 9,839 votes (68.89%) while his opponent, Douglas Van Etten (D), finished with 4,397 votes (30.78%).

Alaska State Senate, District O (2008)

Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Meyer (R) 9,839 68.89%
Douglas Van Etten (D) 4,397 30.78%
Articles

Governor, Lieutenant Governor Mourn the Passing of Former Lt. Governor Byron Mallott

May 8, 2020

Governor Mike Dunleavy, First Lady Rose Dunleavy, Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer and Marty Meyer are sending their deepest sympathies today to the family and friends of former Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott. Mallott, 77 years old, passed away this morning in Anchorage. "The First Lady and myself want to extend our condolences to the Mallott family during this time of great personal loss," said Governor Dunleavy. "It didn't matter if it was in the native community, the business sector or public office -- Byron was a leader who worked to improve our state for the people of Alaska." "Marty and I offer our sincere condolences to the family of former Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott in this time of mourning. Byron had a long history of service to our great state," said Lt. Governor Meyer. Governor Dunleavy has ordered the United States flag and Alaska state flag to be flown at half-staff for seven days starting today through sunset Friday, May 15.

Issue Position: Election Security

Jan. 1, 2018

An important role of Alaska's Lt. Governor is oversight of the state Division of Elections. As Lt. Governor, Kevin is committed to ensuring we have open and fair elections so that all Alaskans across the state can exercise their right to vote. Kevin will put a priority on ensuring the integrity of the voting process, so Alaskans can have full confidence in the outcome of elections. In addition, Kevin recognizes technological innovation is driving inevitable change in how we cast our ballots and will ensure the state moves in a prudent and thoughtful manner to implement changes while safeguarding the sanctity of the ballot.

Issue Position: Fiscal Challenge

Jan. 1, 2018

The lack of a comprehensive solution to our fiscal issues is simply a function of the tough issues we face. The reality is there has been no "gridlock" in the State Senate. The Senate produced and passed a fiscal plan based on budget reductions, spending limits that limit the growth of government for the long term, and ensuring Alaskans receive a Permanent Fund Dividend. Kevin and his fellow Republican Senate colleagues held to conservative principles and stood firm against the Governor and the Democrats who fought to impose new taxes on Alaskans and failed to cut the budget. Electing a new Republican Governor and Lt. Governor is vital to enforcing fiscal discipline in the executive branch.