: U.S. Senate
: U.S. Senate
Senator Lisa Murkowski received her BA in Economics from Georgetown University in 1980. She returned to Alaska and received her Law degree from Willamette University in 1985. She was in the DA office in Anchorage for two years and worked in Alaska Commercial Law for eight years. In 1998 Murkowski was elected to Alaska's State House of Representatives and served three terms there. She became the first Alaskan-born Senator when she won the U.S. Senate seat in 2002. Senator Mukowski is the senior Republican Member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee. After losing the Republican primary to Joe Miller, she pursued a vigorous write-in campaign, winning narrowly and becoming the first-ever sitting US Senator to be re-elected by write-in.
Lisa Murkowski's next Senate race is in 2016.
SELECT INTEREST GROUP RATINGS
|US Chamber of Commerce (86)||Gun Owners of America (B)|
|AFL-CIO (56)||American Civil Liberties Union (29)|
|National Taxpayers Union (71)||NARAL Pro-Choice America (25)|
|English First (C)||League of Women Voters (33)|
Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule – Y
Increasing the Public Debt Limit and Reinstating PAYGO – N
Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program – Y
Unemployment Benefits Extension – N
National Guard Deployment on Southern U.S. Land Border – Y
Senate Health Care Bill Amendments – N