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House District 14
Lisa Murkowski, Republican



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DATE OF BIRTH: May 22, 1957
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ketchikan, Alaska
SPOUSE: Verne Martell
CHILDREN: Nicolas, Matthew
RESIDENCE &
MAILING ADDRESS:
700 Ash Place
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lam@micronet.net
OCCUPATION: Attorney, Mother
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
IN ALASKA:
41 years
Anchorage (over 20 years), Fairbanks, Wrangell,
Juneau, Ketchikan

EDUCATION:
Monroe High School, 1971-75. Willamette University, 1975-77; Georgetown University, 1978-80, B.A. Economics. Willamette College of Law, 1982-85, J.D.

POLITICAL AND GOVERNMENT POSITIONS:
Citizens' Advisory Board to Joint Committee on Military Bases in Alaska. Anchorage Equal Rights Commission. District 14 Republican Chairman. Mayor's Task Force on the Homeless, 1990-91. Anchorage District Court Attorney, 1987-89.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:
Owner of law practice. First Bank Director. Member, Alaska and Anchorage Bar Associations. Private practice with Anchorage law firm, 1989-96.

SERVICE ORGANIZATION(S) MEMBERSHIP:
Catholic Social Services Trustee, Government Hill Elementary PTA President, YWCA, Alaskans for Drug-Free Youth, Alaska Federation of Republican Women, Midnight Sun Republican Women's Club, Anchorage Republican Women's Club, Arctic Power

SPECIAL INTERESTS:
Family, skiing, camping, fishing, community volunteer work

OTHER:
FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for work in the prevention of drug abuse, 1993. Anchorage School District Outstanding Volunteer Award, 1998.


STATEMENT:

As a lifelong Alaskan, I can imagine no better place to live and raise my family than in our great state. Yet, I am concerned about what Alaska holds for future generations. I want my children to receive a good education, play in safe neighborhoods, and know that there will be job opportunities for them here when they are grown.

Over the years, I have volunteered my time and talent to help improve our community and create opportunities for others. My community involvement reflects my belief that people can make a difference if they roll up their sleeves and help solve problems. Whether it be implementing drug awareness programs for youth, working on options for the homeless, or reviewing a discrimination complaint, I have tried to make a difference, and my decision to run for State Representative is a further extension of that commitment.

My priorities are straightforward:

As a citizen legislator, I will do my best to listen and respond to the concerns of all the residents of the District - from the military and their families, the senior citizens, and the many diverse groups that make up our community. I believe I have the experience and dedication to get the job done and respectfully ask for your vote.


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