Click Bishop

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Clark "Click" Bishop
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Alaska State Senate District C
In office
January 28, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 23, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development
January 2007 - 2012
High schoolLathrop High School
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Clark "Click" Bishop is a Republican member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District C. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Bishop previously served as Alaska Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development. Bishop was appointed to that position in January 2007 by Governor Sarah Palin and kept on by Sean Parnell. He was succeeded in 2010 by David G. Stone.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bishop served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Community & Regional Affairs
Senate In-State Energy, Co-chair
Legislative Budget and Audit



See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Dorothy J. Shockley was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Click Bishop was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bishop defeated Shockley in the general election. Mike Miller (R) withdrew before the primary.[1][2][3][4][5]


See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Bishop ran in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 3 (C). He defeated Ralph Seekins and David Eastman in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Anne Sudkamp (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Alaska State Senate, District 3 (C), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngClick Bishop 71.2% 10,051
     Democratic Anne Sudkamp 28.8% 4,074
Total Votes 14,125
Alaska State Senate, District 3 (C) Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngClick Bishop 47.1% 2,679
Ralph Seekins 31.1% 1,768
David Eastman 21.9% 1,246
Total Votes 5,693

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bishop is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bishop raised a total of $119,431 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 1, 2013.[9]

Click Bishop's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Alaska State Senate, District C Won $119,431
Grand Total Raised $119,431


Bishop won election to the Alaska State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bishop raised a total of $119,431.
Alaska State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Click Bishop's campaign in 2012
Bishop, Clark$5,091
Associated General Contractors of Alaska$2,000
Electrical Workers Local 1547$2,000
Laborers Local 942$1,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$119,431
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[10]


In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[11]

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[10]


Bishop has a wife, Darlene.[12]

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Alaska State Senate District C
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