|Lieutenant Governor of Alaska|
|December 6, 2010 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Craig Campbell (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
|High school||Hotchkiss School|
|Master's||Harvard Business School|
|Birthday||March 21, 1956|
Treadwell moved to Alaska from his native Connecticut as a teenager in 1974. He left Alaska to pursue his undergraduate degree at Yale. Returning to the state after graduation, he held his first job as a reporter with the Anchorage Times. A few years later, he again moved away temporarily to earn an MBA at Harvard. Since graduating in 1982, his career has been focused on Alaska.
Treadwell was first appointed to the Arctic Research Commission in 2001. In 2006, former President George W. Bush named him as the Commission's chair. He was also Senior Fellow of the Institute of the North, a group founded by former Alaska Gov. Walter Hickel. Treadwell earlier worked with Gov. Hickel when he served in his cabinet from 1991-1994 as Deputy Commissioner of Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation. In that capacity, he served on multiple international delegations focused on the Arctic environment.
From 1994 to 1999, Treadwell sat on the board of the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation. Additionally, he belongs to the boards of the Prince William Sound Science Center and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. Treadwell is also an alternate Trustee for the Council.
His research has focused on defense and strategic issues facing Alaska after the Cold War and on ways to enlist international cooperation from countries with shared interests. Immediately after the fall of the Soviet Union, he helped launch the Siberia Alaska Gateway Project of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce. He led multiple U.S. expeditions to the Russian Arctic, including a team of nuclear experts who visited Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant in Chukotka in 1993.
This work led to a position on the board of the Alaska Siberia Research Center and a 2002 election as a Fellow National of the Explorers Club.
Treadwell also focuses on managing commonly owned resources and on building telecomm and infrastructure. Privately, he was Chairman and CEO of Venture Ad Astra, an Anchorage based imaging technology company, and chairman of Immersive Media Company. In all, Treadwell has nearly 30 years of experience in investing and supporting new ventures. Two such groups where he belongs to the executive board are Baltimore Dredge Enterprises and Arctic Transportation Services.
- 1982, Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
- 1978, Yale University (B.A.)
- 1974, Hotchkiss School (Lakeville, Connecticut)
Lieutenant Governor (2010-present)
Before running for lieutenant governor in 2010, Treadwell's involvement in political campaigning had been limited to his experiences as a state chair for Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential primary campaign and delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008. In his first bid for public office, Treadwell won the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor of Alaska on August 24, 2010. He went on to win the 2010 midterm general election over Democratic nominee Diane E. Benson. Along with Governor Sean Parnell, Treadwell was sworn in on December 6, 2010.
In his resignation letter to President Obama, Treadwell cited frustration with government spending and disappointment that Washington had not moved in recommendation from the Arctic Research Committee to address environmental issues. He echoed these sames motivators in interviews.
- Treadwell defeated Diane E. Benson (D) and Jeffrey D. Brown (L) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|2010 Alaska gubernatorial general election|
|Democratic Party||Diane E. Benson||37.67%|
|Republican Party||Mead Treadwell||59.06%|
|Libertarian Party||Jeffrey D. Brown||1.05%|
|American Independent Party||Donald R. Wright||1.86%|
- Treadwell defeated three opponents in the August 24 Republican primary race.
|2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary|
|Eddie Burke (R)||13.43%|
|Bob Lupo (R)||2.43%|
|Jay Ramras (R)||31.16%|
|Mead Treadwell (R)||52.98%|
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|Mead Treadwell's Campaign Contributions|
Alaska Lieutenant Governor
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$47,909 (Democratic)|
|Top 5 contributors||Mead Treadwell||$452,898|
|Alaska Republican Party||$10,425|
|Operating Engineers Local 302||$1,000|
Treadwell is widowed. His late wife, Carol, passed away from a brain tumor in 2002. They had three children together; Tim, Will, and Natalie. He resides in Anchorage, where Will and Matalie still attend local schools. Tim is in college in Colorado.
In his wife's memory, Treadwell established Sea Train, a program to take 5th grade students to Seward to see the Alaska SeaLife Center. Since its founding, more than 10,000 children have participated.
Treadwell identifies as a Catholic.
|List of Treadwell's Awards and Distinctions:|
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- Mead Treadwell: Debunking ThinkProgress' Ignorant Attacks On the Alaska ... - PolicyMic
- America's first climate refugees: Can a baked Alaska deny climate change? - Grist
- Historic Alaska house proposed as lodging for lt. governor - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
- Treadwell Uneasy on Arctic-Wide Oil Policy - Alaska Public Radio Network
- Bauer high on Palin for Senate - OneNewsNow.com - OneNewsNow
- Parnell rules out a Senate run, Treadwell and others remain coy - Alaska Dispatch
- GOP Poll: Sarah Palin would lead Senate Republican primary in Alaska - The Hill (blog)
- Compass: Hickel film says much about the man and Alaska - Anchorage Daily News
- Sarah Palin Poll Shows Former Gov. Would Narrowly Lead Primary Field For ... - Huffington Post
- Anchorage Welcomes Icelandair! First flight arrives May 15 - Anchorage Daily News
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- Lieutenant Governor of Alaska official website
- Mead Treadwell at the U.S. Arctic Research Commission
- ↑ Alaska Dispatch, "Mead Treadwell to run for lieutenant governor", May 7, 2010
- ↑ State of Alaska Division of Elections, "Official results, statewide summary", updated November 30, 2010 at 17:02, accessed September 20, 2012
- ↑ Anchorage Daily News, "Treadwell to run for lieutenant governor", May 8, 2010
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 State of Alaska Division of Elections, "Official results, statewide summary", updated November 30, 2010 at 17:02, accessed September 20, 2012
- ↑ State of Alaska Division of Elections, “August 24, 2010 Primary Election Results, Lieutenant Governor”, August 24, 2010
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
Craig Campbell (R)
|Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
2010 - present
| Succeeded by|