David M. Talerico

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David M. Talerico
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Candidate for
Alaska House of Representatives, District 8
Campaign website
David M. Talerico (b. February 23, 1956) was a Republican candidate for District 8 of the Alaska House of Representatives. The primary election was on August 24, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

Talerico served on the Upper Railbelt School Board from 1976 to 1977. He then served in the Denali Borough Assembly from 2001 to 2002. He has been the Mayor of Denali Borough since 2002.


Talerico graduated from Tri-Valley School in 1974. He was employed for the Usibelli Coal Mine from 1974 to 1997. From 1985 to 1986, he also worked as director of the Tri-Valley Fire Department. He then worked as owner and operator of the Denali River View Inn from 1997 to 2004.



See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Talerico was unopposed in the August 24 primary. He was defeated by incumbent Democrat David Guttenberg in the November 2 general election.[1]

Alaska House of Representatives District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Guttenberg (D) 4,377
David M. Talerico (R) 3,583



Campaign themes

Talerico's website highlighted the following campaign themes: [2]

  • Energy
Excerpt: "There is no magic bullet when is comes to energy. We need many different power producing sources, the Healy Clean Coal Project is the closest to being ready to lower our energy costs in the Interior."
  • Gasline
Excerpt: "Natural Gas could be used all over Alaska. Southcentral needs gas now. An All Alaska Line has enormous pacific rim potential."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Our system requires sufficient funding and needs to be accountable for what it produces. Making sure the education provided has relevance is the key"
  • University of Alaska
Excerpt: "The University needs to continue to receive necessary support and should be viewed and advertised as a system that provides a unique and advantageous opportunity for a quality education."
  • Resource Development
Excerpt: "Responsible development is a must for future Alaskans. Providing new, living wage jobs should be a priority for all of us."


Talerico and his wife, Peggy, have two children.

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