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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Political Highlights: Anchorage district attorney, 1987-89; Alaska House, 1999-2002; U.S. Senate, 2002-present
Born: May 22, 1957; Ketchikan, Alaska
Residence: Girdwood
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Husband, Verne Martell; two children
Education: Willamette U., attended 1975-77; Georgetown U., B.A. 1980; Willamette U., J.D. 1985
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2004 (2nd full term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Interior-Environment - Chairman; Military Construction-VA); Energy & Natural Resources; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health and Retirement Security); Indian Affairs

Election History
2010generalLisa Murkowski (WRI) 101,09139.3
Joe Miller (R) 90,83935.3
Scott McAdams (D) 60,04523.3
Frederick Haase (LIBERT) 1,4590.6
Tim Carter (UNA) 9270.4
Ted Gianoutsos (UNA) 4580.2
2004generalLisa Murkowski (R) 149,77348.6
Tony Knowles (D) 140,42445.6
Marc Millican (NON) 8,8852.9
Jerry Sanders (AKI) 3,7851.2
Jim Sykes (GREEN) 3,0531.0
Scott Kohlhaas (LIBERT) 1,2400.4
Ted Gianoutsos (NON) 7320.2
Roll Call Vitals


Alaska is 21st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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