U.S. Senate delegation from Alaska

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Alaska.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Alaska are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Lisa Murkowski
Lisa Murkowski.jpg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Alaska 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mark Begich
Mark Begich.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Alaska 2009January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mark Begich won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Ted Stevens (R), Bob Bird (Alaskan Independence), Frederick Haase (L) and Ted Gianoutsos (NPA) in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, Alaska General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark Begich 47.8% 151,767
     Republican Ted Stevens incumbent 46.5% 147,814
     Alaskan Independence Bob Bird 4.2% 13,197
     Libertarian Frederick Haase 0.8% 2,483
     No Party Affiliation Ted Gianoutsos 0.4% 1,385
     N/A Write-in 0.3% 1,077
Total Votes 317,723

2002
On November 5, 2002, Ted Stevens won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Frank Vodersaar (D), Jim Sykes (G), Jim Dore (Alaskan Independence) and Leonard Karpinski (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Alaska General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Stevens incumbent 78.2% 179,438
     Democratic Frank Vodersaar 10.5% 24,133
     Green Jim Sykes 7.2% 16,608
     Alaskan Independence Jim Dore 2.9% 6,724
     Libertarian Leonard Karpinski 1% 2,354
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 291
Total Votes 229,548

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Lisa Murkowski won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Joe Miller (R), Scott T. McAdams (D), Frederick Haase (L), Tim Carter (Nonaffiliated) and Ted Gianoutsos (Nonaffiliated) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Alaska General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Write-in Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Murkowski incumbent 39.7% 101,091
     Republican Joe Miller 35.6% 90,839
     Democratic Scott T. McAdams 23.6% 60,045
     Libertarian Frederick Haase 0.6% 1,459
     Nonaffiliated Tim Carter 0.4% 927
     Nonaffiliated Ted Gianoutsos 0.2% 458
Total Votes 254,819

2004
On November 2, 2004, Lisa Murkowski won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Tony Knowles (D), Marc Millican (Nonpartisan), Jerry Sanders (Alaskan Independence), Jim Sykes (G), Scott Kohlhaas (Alaska Libertarian) and Ted Gianoutsos (Nonpartisan) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Alaska General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Murkowski incumbent 48.6% 149,773
     Democratic Tony Knowles 45.5% 140,424
     Nonpartisan Marc Millican 2.9% 8,885
     Alaskan Independence Jerry Sanders 1.2% 3,785
     Green Jim Sykes 1% 3,053
     Alaska Libertarian Scott Kohlhaas 0.4% 1,240
     Nonpartisan Ted Gianoutsos 0.2% 732
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 423
Total Votes 308,315

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Alaska
Party Total
     Democratic 4
     Republican 3
Total Senators 7
Class 2 Senators from Alaska
Senator Years Served Party
Bob Bartlett 1959-1968 Democratic
Ted Stevens 1968-2009 Republican
Mark Begich 2009-Present Democratic
Class 3 Senators from Alaska
Senator Years Served Party
Ernest Gruening 1959-1969 Democratic
Mike Gravel 1969-1981 Democratic
Frank H. Murkowski 1981-2002 Republican
Lisa Murkowski 2002-Present Republican

See also

References