Current delegation

Alaska was admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959. Alaska's United States Senate seats belong to class 2 and class 3. The state's current senators are Republicans Lisa Murkowski (serving since 2002) and Dan Sullivan (serving since 2015). A total of eight people have represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate. Ted Stevens was Alaska's longest serving U.S. senator, serving from 1968 to 2009.

List of senators

Class 2
Class 2 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2002, 2008, 2014, and 2020.
The next election will be in 2026.
C Class 3
Class 3 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2004, 2010, 2016, and 2022.
The next election will be in 2028.
# Senator Party Dates in office Electoral history T T Electoral history Dates in office Party Senator #
1
Bob Bartlett
Democratic Jan 3, 1959 –
Dec 11, 1968
Elected in 1958. 1 86th 1 Elected in 1958. Jan 3, 1959 –
Jan 3, 1969
Democratic
Ernest Gruening
1
Re-elected in 1960. 2 87th
88th 2 Re-elected in 1962.
Lost renomination and then lost re-election as a write-in candidate.
89th
Re-elected in 1966.
Died.
3 90th
Vacant Dec 11, 1968 –
Dec 24, 1968
 
2
Ted Stevens
Republican Dec 24, 1968 –
Jan 3, 2009
Appointed to continue Bartlett's term.
Elected in 1970 to finish Bartlett's term.
91st 3 Elected in 1968. Jan 3, 1969 –
Jan 3, 1981
Democratic
Mike Gravel
2
92nd
Re-elected in 1972. 4 93rd
94th 4 Re-elected in 1974.
Lost renomination.
95th
Re-elected in 1978. 5 96th
97th 5 Elected in 1980. Jan 3, 1981 –
Dec 2, 2002
Republican
Frank Murkowski
3
98th
Re-elected in 1984. 6 99th
100th 6 Re-elected in 1986.
101st
Re-elected in 1990. 7 102nd
103rd 7 Re-elected in 1992.
104th
Re-elected in 1996. 8 105th
106th 8 Re-elected in 1998.
Resigned when elected Governor of Alaska.
107th
  Dec 2, 2002 –
Dec 20, 2002
Vacant
Appointed to finish her father's term. Dec 20, 2002 –
present
Republican
Lisa Murkowski
4
Re-elected in 2002.
Lost re-election.
9 108th
109th 9 Elected to a full term in 2004.
110th
3
Mark Begich
Democratic Jan 3, 2009 –
Jan 3, 2015
Elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.
10 111th
112th 10 Lost renomination, but re-elected as a write-in candidate in 2010.
113th
4
Dan Sullivan
Republican Jan 3, 2015 –
present
Elected in 2014. 11 114th
115th 11 Re-elected in 2016.
116th
Re-elected in 2020. 12 117th
118th 12 Re-elected in 2022.
119th
To be determined in the 2026 election. 13 120th
121st 13 To be determined in the 2028 election.
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T C T Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 2 Class 3

In fiction

They Shall Have Stars, the first volume in science fiction writer James Blish's Cities in Flight series, was published in 1950 and is set in a fictional 2013. A major character is Alaska Senator Bliss Wagoner, head of the Joint Congressional Committee on Space Flight, who is depicted as playing a crucial role in Humanity's spread into space. At the time of writing, Alaska was not yet a state and had no senators, but Blish correctly assumed that this would come about by 2013.

See also