U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
by Laura Antonsen
September 09, 2004
Senator Murkowski was appointed by Governor Frank Murkowski in December 2002 The first Alaskan-born Senator to serve the state, she became the 33rd woman to serve the U.S. Senate since its founding.
Senator Murkowski was born in Ketchikan and graduated from Monroe High School in Fairbanks . She has an Economics degree from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Willamette College of Law
As the Freshman Senator from Alaska, Senator Murkowski assumed leadership roles quickly in the Senate, being elected to serve as a Deputy Whip, to assist the Majority Whip on voting strategy and other leadership functions.
A member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Lisa chairs its subcommittee on Water and Power, and serves on its subcommittees on Energy, and Public Lands and Forests. She is also a member of the Veterans Affairs, Indian Affairs and Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, serving on the subcommittees of Transportation and Infrastructure, and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water.
First City Republican Women of Ketchikan, Alaska, is pleased to support an Alaskan Senator who understands the challenges of living and working in the varied communities of Alaska.
First City Republican Women
is a member of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women and
the National Federation of Republican Women. The NFRW was
founded in 1938 and is of the largest women's political organizations
in the country with a grassroots membership of 100,000 and 1,800
local units nationwide.
Laura Antonsen, President
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