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Anna Fairclough
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Alaska State Senate District M
In office
January 28, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 23, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska House of Representatives District 17
Date of birthNovember 11, 1957
Office website
Campaign website
Anna Fairclough (b. November 11, 1957) is a Republican member of the Alaska State Senate, representing District M since January 28, 2013.[1] Fairclough is a former member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing the 17th District from 2007 to 2013.[2] She served in the Anchorage Assembly.

Fairclough worked as a night manager at Carrs-Goldstein Food, merchandise manager at JC Penney, and Executive Director of Standing Together Against Rape, Incorporated.

She is a member of the Anchorage Republican Women's Club, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, founding member of the Alaska Veterans Memorial Museum, and board member of the Chugiak/Eagle River Chamber of Commerce.[3]

Committee assignments


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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Vice-chair
Senate Taps Throughput
Armed Services
Legislative Budget and Audit, Chair
Legislative Ethics


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fairclough served on these committees:[4]


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fairclough served on these committees:


Fairclough answered the Alaska State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test. When asked her legislative priorities she replied:

"Create good jobs through responsible resource development, opening ANWR for exploration, building a natural gas pipeline and expanding vocational/educational training.

Safe neighborhoods by adequately funding law enforcement.

Quality education by funding the foundation formula and addressing the PERS/TERS shortfall.

An underlying focus will be fiscal accountability."[5]

  • HB 19 - "An Act exempting the state and its political subdivisions from daylight saving time; and providing for an effective date."
  • HB 190 - "An Act privatizing the Alaska children's trust as a separate endowment fund; providing for an administrator for the assets of the former trust; establishing conditions for a grant of the balance of the former Alaska children's trust; designating certain receipts as available for grants to the trust's successor; and providing for an effective date."[6]



See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2012

Fairclough won election in the 2012 election for Alaska State Senate District 13 (M). She ran unopposed in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Bettye Davis (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8][9]

Alaska State Senate, District 13 (M), General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Fairclough 62.3% 11,012
     Democratic Bettye Davis Incumbent 37.7% 6,676
Total Votes 17,688


See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fairclough won re-election to the 17th District Seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the primary or the general election.[10][11]


In 2008 Fairclough was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 17. Fairclough (R) finished with 6,857 votes while her opponent Bill Gossweiler (D) finished with 1,675 votes.[12] Fairclough raised $48,494 for her campaign fund.[13]

Alaska House of Representatives District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anna Fairclough (R) 6,857
Bill Gossweiler (D) 1,675

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Fairclough raised $41,822 in contributions. [14]

Her six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Laborers Local 942 $2,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $2,000
BP Alaska $1,000
Johnson, Lynn C $1,000
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $1,000
Alaska Relators Political Action $1,000


In 2008 Faircloug raised $48,494 for her campaign fund. Five of her top contributors are listed below.[15]

Contributor 2008 total
BP Alaska $2,000
Associated General Contractors of Alaska $2,000
PJ Penny $1,000
Jim Jansen $1,000
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $1,000


Fairclough is divorced and has two children.

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Preceded by
Alaska State Senate District M
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Alaska State House District 17
Succeeded by
Geran Tarr (D)