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Education

  • Certificate, Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 1997
  • MA, Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 1997
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1990

Professional Experience

  • Certificate, Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 1997
  • MA, Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 1997
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1990
  • Pilot
  • Former Account Executive, Bradley/Reid Communications
  • Former Deputy Director of Communications, Governor Murkowski, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Teacher, Juneau-Douglas High School
  • Former Staff Member, Media Support Center, Governor Walter Hickel, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Public Information Officer, Media Support Center, Governor Walter Hickel, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Owner, Mia Costello Consulting
  • Instructor, Nine Star Education and Employment Services
  • Former Aide, Representative Norm Rokeberg, Alaska State House of Representatives
  • Former Intern Coordinator, Senator Ted Stevens, United States Senate
  • Former Teacher, Service High School

Political Experience

  • Certificate, Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 1997
  • MA, Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 1997
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1990
  • Pilot
  • Former Account Executive, Bradley/Reid Communications
  • Former Deputy Director of Communications, Governor Murkowski, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Teacher, Juneau-Douglas High School
  • Former Staff Member, Media Support Center, Governor Walter Hickel, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Public Information Officer, Media Support Center, Governor Walter Hickel, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Owner, Mia Costello Consulting
  • Instructor, Nine Star Education and Employment Services
  • Former Aide, Representative Norm Rokeberg, Alaska State House of Representatives
  • Former Intern Coordinator, Senator Ted Stevens, United States Senate
  • Former Teacher, Service High School
  • Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate, 2019-present
  • Senator, Alaska State Senate, District K, 2015-present
  • Candidate, Alaska State Senate, District K, 2018
  • Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 20, 2010-2014

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Administrative Regulation Review Committee, Alaska State Senate

Member, Anchorage Republican Women's Club

Former Chair, Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Alaska State Senate

Member, National Rifle Association

Former Member, Outdoor Recreation and Trails Advisory Council

Former Vice Chair, Resources Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Rules Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Statehood Celebration Commission

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

Former Member, Subcommittee on Education and Early Development, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Labor and Workforce Development, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Law, Alaska State Senate

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

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Community And Regional Affairs Committee

Member, Education Committee

Member, Joint Committee on Armed Services

Vice Chair, Labor and Commerce Committee

Member, Legislative Council

Member, Subcommittee on Governor

Member, Subcommittee on Judiciary

Member, Subcommittee on Legislature

Member, Subcommittee on Revenue

Member, Task Force on Civics Education

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Certificate, Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 1997
  • MA, Teaching, University of Alaska Southeast, 1997
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1990
  • Pilot
  • Former Account Executive, Bradley/Reid Communications
  • Former Deputy Director of Communications, Governor Murkowski, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Teacher, Juneau-Douglas High School
  • Former Staff Member, Media Support Center, Governor Walter Hickel, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Public Information Officer, Media Support Center, Governor Walter Hickel, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska
  • Former Owner, Mia Costello Consulting
  • Instructor, Nine Star Education and Employment Services
  • Former Aide, Representative Norm Rokeberg, Alaska State House of Representatives
  • Former Intern Coordinator, Senator Ted Stevens, United States Senate
  • Former Teacher, Service High School
  • Majority Leader, Alaska State Senate, 2019-present
  • Senator, Alaska State Senate, District K, 2015-present
  • Candidate, Alaska State Senate, District K, 2018
  • Representative, Alaska State House of Representatives, District 20, 2010-2014
  • Member, Alaska Airmen’s Association
  • Member, Alaska Outdoor Council
  • Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Juneau
Articles

Issue Position: Education for All Students

Jan. 1, 2018

As a former high school government teacher, I know what it takes to make fixes in the classroom. I base education policy on "best practices" -- what has been shown to garner results in our classrooms. From personal experience, I know that meaningful vocational education helps students who are entering the job market and students who go on to college. Job readiness is important student success and supporting teachers who are on the front lines of educating Alaska's students every day should be one of our top priorities.

Issue Position: Supporting Life, and Alaska's Families

Jan. 1, 2018

I am the pro-life, pro-family candidate who was one of the primary sponsors of the parental notification initiative in 2010.

Issue Position: A Strong, Diverse Alaska Economy that Is Open for Business

Jan. 1, 2018

I have worked hard to promote tourism and support industries and to encourage the responsible development of our natural resources such as oil & gas, mining, timber and fishing. I sponsored a bill that brought ride-sharing companies and jobs to Alaska.