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The Lieutenant Governor of Alaska is the deputy elected official to the Governor of the U.S. state of Alaska. Unlike most lieutenant governors in the U.S., the office also maintains the duties of a secretary of state, and indeed was named such until August 25, 1970. [1] Prior to statehood, the territorial-era Secretary of Alaska, who was appointed by the president of the United States like the governor, functioned as an acting governor or successor-in-waiting like the present-day lieutenant governor does. The lieutenant governor runs separately from the governor in the primaries, but after the primaries, the nominees run together as a slate.

Lieutenant Governors of the State of Alaska
No. Lieutenant Governor Term in office Party Election Governor [a]
[2]   Hugh Wade January 3, 1959

December 5, 1966
Democratic 1958   William A. Egan
1962
[3] Keith H. Miller.jpg Keith Harvey Miller December 5, 1966

January 29, 1969
Republican 1966
[b]
Wally Hickel
1 [4] Robert W. Ward January 29, 1969

December 7, 1970
Republican Keith Harvey Miller
2 H. A. Boucher.jpg H. A. Boucher December 7, 1970

December 2, 1974
Democratic 1970 William A. Egan
3 Lowell Thomas, Jr. 1975.jpg Lowell Thomas Jr. December 2, 1974

December 4, 1978
Republican 1974 Jay Hammond
4 Terry Miller 1973.jpg Terry Miller December 4, 1978

December 6, 1982
Republican 1978
5 Steve McAlpine and Ernie Piper.jpg Steve McAlpine December 6, 1982

December 3, 1990
Democratic 1982 Bill Sheffield
1986 Steve Cowper
6 JackCoghillatGovernorsPicnic2009.jpg Jack Coghill December 3, 1990

December 5, 1994
Alaskan Independence 1990 Wally Hickel
7 Fran Ulmer cropped.jpg Fran Ulmer December 5, 1994

December 2, 2002
Democratic 1994 Tony Knowles
1998
8 LorenLeman.jpg Loren Leman December 2, 2002

December 4, 2006
Republican 2002 Frank Murkowski
9 Former Governor of Alaska Sean Parnell.jpg Sean Parnell December 4, 2006

July 26, 2009
Republican 2006
[c]
Sarah Palin
Vacant July 26, 2009

August 10, 2009
Sean Parnell
10 Craig Campbell.jpg Craig Campbell August 10, 2009

December 6, 2010
Republican
11 Mead Treadwell, Photo 1.jpg Mead Treadwell December 6, 2010

December 1, 2014
Republican 2010
12 Byron Mallott.jpg Byron Mallott December 1, 2014

October 16, 2018
Independent 2014
[d]
Bill Walker
13 Valerie Davidson October 16, 2018

December 3, 2018
Independent
14 Senator Kevin Meyer.jpg Kevin Meyer December 3, 2018

Present
Republican 2018
[e]
Mike Dunleavy

Notes

  1. ^ Lieutenant governors have all represented the same party as their governor.
  2. ^ Hickel resigned and Miller succeeded him; as commissioner of administration, Ward succeeded Miller.
  3. ^ Palin resigned and Parnell succeeded her. [5] Joe Schmidt, commissioner of the Department of Corrections and Palin's designated replacement for Parnell, refused the position. Campbell was appointed as "Temporary Substitute Lieutenant Governor" on July 26, 2009, and was confirmed by the Alaska Legislature August 10, 2009. [6]
  4. ^ Mallott resigned, citing inappropriate comments he had made to a woman; Davidson, Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, was appointed to succeed him. [7]
  5. ^ Lieutenant Governor Meyer's first term expires on December 5, 2022.

References

Constitution
  • "Constitution of the State of Alaska". Alaska State Legislature. 1956. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
Specific
  1. ^ AK Const. amendments
  2. ^ Didn't hold title of Lieutenant Governor
  3. ^ Didn't hold title of Lieutenant Governor
  4. ^ First to assume newly established title of Lieutenant Governor. Doing so on August 25, 1970
  5. ^ "Sean Parnell". National Governors Association. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  6. ^ Forgey, Pat (August 11, 2009). "Campbell answers concerns, wins strong approval: New lieutenant governor no longer temporary, acting". Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  7. ^ DeMarban, Alex (17 October 2018). "Valerie Davidson, Alaska's new lieutenant governor, has a long history fighting for Native issues". Anchorage Daily News. Anchorage, Alaska. Retrieved 22 October 2018.

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