Diane E. Benson
|Diane E. Benson|
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|Lieutenant Governor of Alaska|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||American Film Institute|
|Master's||University of Alaska|
|Birthday||May 10, 1954|
|Profession||Business owner, writer|
She has a life-long involvement in American Indian and tribal issues. She entered politics after her son sustained significant combat injuries while serving in Iraq, and focused her early forays into electoral politics on veteran's affairs. She first ran as a Green Party candidate in 2002, and as a Congressional candidate in 2006, when she captured 41% of the vote, and in 2008, when she lost in the primary.
Benson officially became the nominee after winning the August 24, 2010 primary against Lynette Moreno-Hinz and Jack Powers, claiming nearly 2/3 of the vote.
- New England College (MPP) (in-progress)
- University of Alaska (M.A.)
- American Film Institute (B.A)
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- Project Vote Smart biography
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