In 2006, Sarah Palin was elected governor of Alaska. Running on a clean-government platform, Palin defeated incumbent Governor Frank Murkowski in the Republican gubernatorial primary election in August. She then went on to win the general election in November, defeating former Governor Tony Knowles 48.3% to 40.9%.
Governors of the State of Alaska
|1||William A. Egan||1970|
Alaska Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer – Office of Lt. Governor.
Mike Dunleavy (politician)
|Education||Misericordia University (BA) University of Alaska Fairbanks (MEd)|
As part of the McCain presidential campaign, Palin, then the incumbent Governor of Alaska, was officially nominated by acclamation at the 2008 Republican National Convention on September 3. The McCain–Palin ticket lost the 2008 presidential election on November 4 to the Barack Obama–Joe Biden ticket.
Her running mate was Sean Parnell. In the November election Palin was outspent but victorious, defeating former Democratic governor Tony Knowles by a margin of 48.3% to 41.0%. She became Alaska’s first female governor and, at the age of 42, the youngest governor in Alaskan history.
“When it comes to wildlife, Alaska is famous for salmon, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison, puffins, jellyfish, etc. When it comes to scenery, Alaska is famous for glaciers and fjords, mountains, and more lakes, rivers, and waterways than one could dream of.
In the states of Alaska , Hawaii, and Utah, there is no secretary of state ; in those states many duties that a secretary of state might normally execute fall within the domain of the lieutenant governor.
Governor and Lieutenant Governor the election; ♦ citizen of the United States for at least 7 years; qualified voter of the state; ♦ resident of Alaska for at least 7 years immediately preceding filing for office.
The Alaska Governor’s Mansion, located at 716 Calhoun Avenue in Juneau, Alaska, is the official residence of the Governor of Alaska, the First Lady or Gentleman of Alaska, and their families.