Alaska Republican Party
ChairpersonAnn Brown
GovernorMike Dunleavy
Lieutenant GovernorKevin Meyer
Senate PresidentPeter Micciche
House LeaderCathy Tilton
Membership (2021)Increase144,342[1]
IdeologyConservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
Trumpism
Political positionRight-wing
National affiliationRepublican Party
Colors  Red
State Senate
13 / 20
State House
21 / 40
[a]
U.S. Senate (Alaskan seats)
2 / 2
U.S. House of Representatives (Alaskan seat)
0 / 1
Website
www.alaskagop.net

The Alaska Republican Party is the affiliate of the Republican Party in Alaska, headquartered in Anchorage.[2]

It is currently the dominant party in the state, controlling both of Alaska's U.S. Senate seats, the Alaska Senate, and the governorship. Republican presidential nominees have won Alaska in recent elections; the last and only Democrat to carry Alaska was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.[3]

History

John Henry Kinkead was the first Governor of the District of Alaska (1884 to 1885).
John Henry Kinkead was the first Governor of the District of Alaska (1884 to 1885).

The Alaska Republican Party originates from Alaska's first district governor. Once Alaska was granted the status of United States District civilian leadership could be appointed by the current president of the United States. President Chester A. Arthur appointed Alaska's first territorial governor. He was a Republican named John Henry Kinkead.[4]

Martha Ried of Petersberg was the Chair of the Republican Party of Alaska.

Alaska Republicans as a party organization can trace their origin to Alaska's first legislature in 1913.[5]

After Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski voted to impeach Donald Trump over his role in inciting a pro-Trump mob to attack the U.S. Capitol, the Alaska Republican Party censured her, called for her resignation, and endorsed challenger Kelly Tshibaka against her in the Republican primary in 2022.[6][7]

Organization

State party leader Position City
Ann Brown Chair Anchorage
Craig Campbell Vice Chair Anchorage
Mike Tauriainen National Committeeman Soldotna
Cynthia Henry National Committeewoman Fairbanks
Chris Carter Secretary Anchorage
Rhonda Boyles Treasurer Fairbanks

[8]

Current elected officials

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Results

Presidential

Alaska Republican Party presidential election results
Election Presidential Ticket Votes Vote % Electoral votes Result
1960 Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 30,953 50.94%
3 / 3
Lost
1964 Barry Goldwater/William E. Miller 22,930 34.09%
0 / 3
Lost
1968 Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew 37,600 45.28%
3 / 3
Won
1972 Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew 55,349 58.10%
3 / 3
Won
1976 Gerald Ford/Bob Dole 71,555 57.90%
3 / 3
Lost
1980 Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush 86,112 54.35%
3 / 3
Won
1984 Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush 138,377 66.65%
3 / 3
Won
1988 George H. W. Bush/Dan Quayle 119,251 59.59%
3 / 3
Won
1992 George H. W. Bush/Dan Quayle 102,000 39.46%
3 / 3
Lost
1996 Bob Dole/Jack Kemp 122,746 50.80%
3 / 3
Lost
2000 George W. Bush/Dick Cheney 167,398 58.62%
3 / 3
Won
2004 George W. Bush/Dick Cheney 190,889 61.07%
3 / 3
Won
2008 John McCain/Sarah Palin 193,841 59.42%
3 / 3
Lost
2012 Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan 164,676 54.80%
3 / 3
Lost
2016 Donald Trump/Mike Pence 163,387 51.28%
3 / 3
Won
2020 Donald Trump/Mike Pence 189,951 52.83%
3 / 3
Lost

Gubernatorial

Alaska Republican Party gubernatorial election results
Election Gubernatorial candidate Votes Vote % Result
1958 John Butrovich 19,299 39.41% Lost Red XN
1962 Mike Stepovich 27,054 47.73% Lost Red XN
1966 Wally Hickel 33,145 49.99% Won Green tickY
1970 Keith H. Miller 37,264 46.13% Lost Red XN
1974 Jay Hammond 45,840 47.67% Won Green tickY
1978 Jay Hammond 49,580 39.07% Won Green tickY
1982 Tom Fink 72,291 37.09% Lost Red XN
1986 Arliss Sturgulewski 76,515 42.61% Lost Red XN
1990 Arliss Sturgulewski 50,991 26.18% Lost Red XN
1994 Jim Campbell 87,157 40.84% Lost Red XN
1998 John Howard Lindauer 39,331 17.86% Lost Red XN
2002 Frank Murkowski 129,279 55.85% Won Green tickY
2006 Sarah Palin 114,697 48.33% Won Green tickY
2010 Sean Parnell 151,318 59.06% Won Green tickY
2014 Sean Parnell 128,435 45.88% Lost Red XN
2018 Mike Dunleavy 145,631 51.44% Won Green tickY

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Two Republicans, Kelly Merrick and Louise Stutes, caucus with the 15 Democrats and 4 independents, forming a majority with Stutes as Speaker. Republicans David Eastman and Sara Rasmussen also do not caucus with either the main Republican caucus or majority coalition.

References

  1. ^ "Alaska Division of Elections".
  2. ^ "Alaska Republicans". Alaska Republicans. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  3. ^ "Alaska Presidential Election Voting History". www.270towin.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  4. ^ McMullin, Thomas A.; Walker, David (1984). Biographical Directory of American Territorial Governors. Westport, CT: Meckler Publishing. pp. 3–4. ISBN 0-930466-11-X.
  5. ^ "Ketchikan, Alaska - June Allen - Alaska's First Legislature 1913". Stories in the News. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  6. ^ "Alaska Republican Party vows to recruit challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2022". Anchorage Daily News. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-16.
  7. ^ Castronuovo, Celine (2021-07-10). "Alaska GOP endorses Murkowski primary challenger". The Hill. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
  8. ^ "Alaska GOP Party Leadership". Alaska Republicans. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  9. ^ Miller, Andrew Mark (March 18, 2022). "Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young dead at 88". Fox News. Retrieved March 18, 2022.