100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



Lisa Murkowski

Date/Place of Birth: May 22, 1957, Ketchikan, Alaska

Occupation: Attorney, Mother

Spouse: Husband, Verne Martell

Children: Nicolas, Matthew

Residency in Alaska: Lifelong. Anchorage (over 20 years), Fairbanks, Wrangell, Juneau, Ketchikan,

Education: High School - Monroe High School, 1971-75 Willamette University, 1975-77; Georgetown University, 1978-80, B.A. Economics Willamette College of Law, 1982-85, J.D.

Political and Government Positions: Alaska House of Representatives; Chair, Labor & Commerce Committee; Joint Armed Services Committee; Community & Regional Affairs Committee; Legislative Council; Special Committee on Military & Veteran's Affairs; Finance Subcommittees: Community and Economic Development; Education and Early Development; Labor and Workforce Development

Political and Government Organizations: Commission on Postsecondary Education; Council of State Governments; National Order of Women Legislators; National Council of State Legislatures;Council of State Governments Executive Committee; Association of United States Army

Business and Professional Positions: Owner, Law Practice; First Bank Board; Alaska and Anchorage Bar Associations; Private practice with Anchorage law firm, 1989-1996; Anchorage District Court Attorney, 1987-1989

Service Organizations and Community Involvement: Catholic Social Services; Government Hill Elementary PTA; YWCA; Alaskans for Drug-Free Youth; Alaska Federation of Republican Women; Midnight Sun Republican Women's Club; Anchorage Repbulican Women's Club; Republican State Central Committee; Boys & Girls Club; Arctic Power; Anchorage Equal Rights Commission; Mayor's Task Force for the Homeless

Awards & Recognitions: FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for work in the prevention of drug abuse; Anchorage School District Outstanding Volunteer Award

Special Interests: Family, skiing, camping, fishing, community volunteer wor