July 25, 2014

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)

  • District: Junior Senator from Alaska
  • Residence: Anchorage
  • Born: March 30, 1962; Anchorage, Alaska
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Deborah Bonito; one child
  • Education: U. of Alaska, Anchorage, attended 1981-88
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Anchorage Assembly, 1988-98 (chairman, 1993, 1996-98); candidate for mayor of Anchorage, 1994, 2000; mayor of Anchorage, 2003-09; U.S. Senate, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (1st term); Defeated Sen. Ted Stevens, R
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Homeland Security; Interior-Environment; Legislative Branch; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard - Chairman; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Efficiency of Federal Programs; Emergency Management & District of Columbia - Chairman; Financial & Contracting Oversight); Indian Affairs; Veterans' Affairs
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State Information: Alaska

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Mark Begich (D) 151,767 47.8%
Ted Stevens (R) 147,814 46.5%
Bob Bird (AKI) 13,197 4.2%
Frederick Haase (LIBERT) 2,483 0.8%
Ted Gianoutsos (X) 1,385 0.4%
2002 general Ted Stevens (R) 179,438 78.2%
Frank Vondersaar (D) 24,133 10.5%
Jim Sykes (GREEN) 16,608 7.2%
Jim Dore (AKI) 6,724 2.9%
Leonard Karpinski (LIBERT) 2,354 1%
1996 general Ted Stevens (R) 177,893 76.7%
Jed Whittaker (GREEN) 29,037 12.5%
Theresa Nangle Obermeyer (D) 23,977 10.3%
1990 general Ted Stevens (R) 125,806 66.2%
Michael Beasley (D) 61,152 32.2%
1984 general Ted Stevens (R) 146,919 71.2%
John E. Havelock (D) 58,804 28.5%
1978 general Ted Stevens (R) 92,783 76%
Donald W. Hobbs (D) 29,574 24%
1972 general Ted Stevens (R) 74,216 77%
1970 special Ted Stevens (R) 47,908 60%
1962 general Ted Stevens (R) 24,354 42%
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% :