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Michael Dunleavy

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Mike Dunleavy (Republican) is the Governor of Alaska. Dunleavy was elected to the office on November 6, 2018. Dunleavy ran on a joint ticket with the lieutenant gubernatorial nominee, Kevin Meyer.

Before his election as governor, Dunleavy served in the state senate, resigning on January 8, 2018, to focus on his gubernatorial campaign.

He was first elected to the state senate in 2012 representing District D after unseating incumbent Linda Menard (R) in the Republican primary. In 2014, redistricting moved Dunleavy to District E, where he remained for the rest of his legislative career.

To read more on the recall effort against Gov. Dunleavy in 2019, .

Personal

Full Name:

Michael 'Mike' J. Dunleavy

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Rose; 3 Children: Maggie, Catherine, Ceil Ann

Birth Place:

Scranton, PA

Religion:

Catholic

Education

MA, Education, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1986-1991

BA, History, College Misericordia, 1983

Political Experience

Governor, State of Alaska, 2018-present

Candidate, Alaska State Governor, 2018

Senator, Alaska State Senate, District E, 2012-2018

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Chair, Education Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Federal Overreach Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Finance Committee, Alaska State Senate

Chair, Governor Sean Parnell's Educational Transition Team

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Alaska State Senate

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Administration, Alaska State Senate

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

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Fish and Game, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Law, Alaska State Senate

Former Member, Transportation Committee, Alaska State Senate

Professional Experience

Owner/Educational Consultant, Dunleavy Educational Services, 2012-present

Former Program Manager, Alaska Statewide Mentor Project

Director, K-12 Outreach, University of Alaska Statewide

Former Employee, Logging Camp, Prince Wales Island

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

Member, Alaska Council of School Administrators

Member, Alaska Outdoor Council

Executive Board Member, Association of Alaska School Boards

Former Participant, Iditarod

Member, National Rifle Association

Member, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wasilla

President, School Board, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Additional Information

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Alaska Family, Volunteering, Rafting, Snowmachining, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Horses/mules, dogs.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Governor of Alaska

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.

Candidate
%
Votes

Mike Dunleavy (R)
51.4
145,631

Mark Begich (D)
44.4
125,739

Bill Walker (Independent)
2.0
5,757

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

Total votes: 283,134
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Governor of Alaska

Mark Begich advanced from the Democratic primary for Governor of Alaska on August 21, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Mark Begich (D)
100
33,451

Total votes: 33,451
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Governor of Alaska

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

Candidate
%
Votes

Mike Dunleavy (R)
61.5
43,802

Mead Treadwell (R)
32.0
22,780

Michael Sheldon (R)
2.3
1,640

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Merica Hlatcu (R)
1.5
1,064

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Thomas Gordon (R)
1.4
994

Gerald Heikes (R)
0.7
499

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Darin Colbry (R)
0.6
416

Total votes: 71,195


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. District D incumbent Mike Dunleavy was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Warren Keogh (nonpartisan) in the general election. Mikse T. Willoya-Marx (D) withdrew before the primary.

Alaska State Senate, District E, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Dunleavy Incumbent 65% 9,048
Nonpartisan Warren Keogh 35% 4,881
Total Votes 13,929

2012

Dunleavy ran in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 4 (D). He defeated incumbent Linda Menard in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012, and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

Alaska State Senate, District 4 (D) Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Dunleavy 57.4% 2,802
Linda Menard Incumbent 42.6% 2,078
Total Votes 4,880
Articles

Governor Recognizes Passing of Mayor James "Richard" Beneville

May 11, 2020

Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy issued the following statement on the passing of Nome Mayor James "Richard" Beneville: "Richard Beneville was a true leader who left a positive impact in Nome that will never be forgotten," said Governor Dunleavy. "His years of public service -- serving three terms as Nome's Mayor -- and true love for the City of Nome exemplified his Alaskan spirit. Nome will not be the same without Richard. Rose and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Beneville family and the entire Nome community for their loss." Governor Dunleavy has directed Alaska state flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Richard Beneville on Monday, May 18, 2020.

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.

Governor Issues Guidance on Phase Two of Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan

May 7, 2020

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services today issued new guidance on the State of Alaska's 16th COVID-19 Health Mandate, Phase Two of the Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan. Guidance was issued on the following topics: non-essential public facing businesses generally; retail businesses; restaurants dine-in services; personal care services; non-essential non-public facing businesses; fishing charters; gyms, fitness centers, sports, and recreational facilities; social, religious, and other gatherings; libraries, museums, and archives; swimming pools; bars; theaters; bowling alleys; and bingo halls. Phase Two of the Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan takes effect May 8, 2020 at 8:00am. All attachments can be found at www.covid19.alaska.gov/reopen. For the latest information on Alaska's response to COVID-19, please visit https://covid19.alaska.gov/.

Events

2020

Mar. 2
Eagle RIver / Chugiak Town Hall Meeting

Mon 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AKST

Chugiak High School Chugiak, AK

Dec. 10
2019 Christmas and Holiday Open House

Tue 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM AKST

Alaska Governor's Mansion Juneau, AK