Michael McConahy

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Michael McConahy
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Court Information:
Alaska Fourth District
Title:   Judge
Position:   Superior
Appointed by:   Sarah Palin
Active:   2009-2018
Preceded by:   Mark I. Wood
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Pittsburgh, 1973
Law School:   University of Puget Sound, 1978
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Alaska Fourth District
State:  Alaska
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Retention vote:  30,327
Retention vote %:  67.62% ApprovedA

Michael P. McConahy is a superior court judge for the Fourth Judicial District in Fairbanks, Alaska.[1] McConahy was appointed on July 9, 2009 by Governor Sarah Palin.[2] He was retained in 2012 to a term which expires in 2018.


Judge McConahy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. In 1978 he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Puget Sound.[3]


  • 2009-2018: Judge, Fourth Judicial District
  • 1997-2009: Shareholder/partner, McConahy, Zimmerman & Wallace
  • 1986-1997: Shareholder/partner, Barrett & Burbank
  • 1983-1986: Assistant district attorney, District Attorney's Office
  • 1981-1983: Lawyer, UA Local 375 Trust in Fairbanks
  • 1980-1981: Municipal prosecutor, City of Fairbanks
  • 1978-1980: Associate, Aschenbrenner & Savell[3]



McConahy was retained on November 6th.[4] He received 67.62% of the vote.[5]

See also: Alaska judicial elections, 2012

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