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First City Republican Women's Club Endorses
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski
by Laura Antonsen


September 09, 2004

The First City Republican Women's Club has unanimously voted to support U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in her bid for the U.S. Senate seat for Alaska.

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
For the First City Republican Women's Club
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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