Dianne Blumer

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Dianne Blumer
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Alaska Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development
Former officeholder
In office
May 2012-December 2014
PredecessorDavid G. Stone
Base salary$136,350
Elections and appointments
AppointedMay 17, 2012
Appointed byGovernor Sean Parnell
Term limitsN/A
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Dianne Blumer is the former Alaska Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development. She assumed office in May 2012 and served until December 2014.[1][2]


Blumer was born in Ketchikan, Alaska and was raised on Prince of Wales Island. Blumer was a lifelong resident of southeast Alaska until moving to Anchorage in 2007.[1]

She held numerous senior level management positions including director of the Division of Personnel and Labor Relations, and as deputy director for the Child Support Services Division.[1] In addition to her public service, Blumer previously managed a hotel in Sitka and has been a small business owner of two businesses in Juneau.[1]

Political career

Alaska Labor Commissioner (2012-2014)

Blumer assumed office as the Alaska Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development in May 2012 and served until her replacement by Heidi Dyrgas in December 2014.[1]

Special Assistant to the Governor (2011-2012)

Blumer previously served as a special assistant to Gov Parnell from February 2011 through May 2012. She advised on regulation and policy for the Departments of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Administration, and Revenue.[1]



Blumer was appointed as Alaska Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development by Gov. Sean Parnell (R) on May 17, 2012. Parnell stated, “Dianne is profoundly competent and will provide steady leadership at the Department of Labor. Her impeccable work ethic, integrity in the workplace, and high level of commitment to the people of Alaska will be an asset to the department.”[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David G. Stone
Alaska Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development
Succeeded by
Heidi Dyrgas