Aug. 22, 2014

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

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

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Lisa Murkowski (WRI) 101,091 39.2%
Joe Miller (R) 90,839 35.3%
Scott McAdams (D) 60,045 23.3%
write-ins (WRI) 2,719 1.1%
Frederick Haase (LIBERT) 1,459 0.6%
Tim Carter (UNA) 927 0.4%
Ted Gianoutsos (UNA) 458 0.2%
2004 general Lisa Murkowski (R) 149,773 48.6%
Tony Knowles (D) 140,424 45.6%
Marc Millican (NON) 8,885 2.9%
Jerry Sanders (AKI) 3,785 1.2%
Jim Sykes (GREEN) 3,053 1%
Scott Kohlhaas (LIBERT) 1,240 0.4%
Ted Gianoutsos (NON) 732 0.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 423 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 37.89% John McCain: 59.42%
2012 : 40.81% : 54.8%
2004 John Kerry: 36% George W. Bush: 61%
2000 Al Gore: 28% George W. Bush: 59%
1996 Bill Clinton: 33% Robert Dole: 51%
1992 Bill Clinton: 30% George H. W. Bush: 39%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 36% George H. W. Bush: 60%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 30% :