This article will answer every question you have about Lisa Murkowski. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.
- What does Lisa do for a living?
- Who are Lisa’s parents and siblings?
- What are Lisa’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Lisa married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Lisa have any children?
- Where is Lisa now?
- How tall is Lisa?
- How much money does Lisa earn?
- What is Lisa’s net worth?
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Who is Lisa Murkowski?
Lisa Ann Murkowski is an American well-known attorney and politician serving as the senior United States senator for Alaska, having held that seat since 2002. In the Senate, she is the second-most senior Republican woman after Susan Collins of Maine. Like Susan, Lisa is often described as one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate and a crucial swing vote. Upon Representative Don Young’s death, she became the dean of Alaska’s Congressional delegation.
Before her appointment to the Senate, she previously served in the Alaska House of Representatives and was elected majority leader. Controversially, she was appointed to the Senate by her father who resigned his seat in December 2002 to become governor of Alaska. In January 2005, Lisa completed her father’s unexpired Senate term. In 2004, she ran for and won a full tern. After losing the 2010 Republican primary to Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, Lisa ran as a write-in candidate and defeated both Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams in the general election. Because of this reason, she is the second U.S. senator (after Strom Thurmond in 1954) to be elected by write-in vote.
In 2016, she was elected to a third term running as a Republican. From 2009 to 2010, she was vice chair of the Senate Republican Conference. From 2015 to 2021, she served as chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. And since 2021, she has served as vice chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. On February 13, 2021, she was one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection in his second impeachment trial. Following this vote, she was censured by the Alaska Republican Party.
How Old Is Lisa Murkowski?
She is 55 years old as of August 2022, having been born on May 22, 1957, in Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, U.S. Lisa shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Emma Chamberlain, Erica Ha, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Vereena Sayed, Naomi Campbell, and many more.
Lisa Murkowski Family
Who are Lisa Murkowski’s Parents?
She was born to Frank H. Murkowski (Father, born on March 28, 1933) an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. And Nancy Murkowski (Mother).
Does Lisa Murkowski have Siblings?
She has two siblings by the name, of Eileen Van Wyhe and Carol Sturgulewski (an author).
Lisa Murkowski Education
She received her high school education at Monroe Catholic High School. After high school, she attended Georgetown University where she earned a B.A. degree in economics in 1980. Later, she received her J.D. degree in 1985 from Willamette University College of Law.
Lisa Murkowski’s Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life, Verne Martell. They married in 1987.
Lisa Murkowski Kids
She and her husband Verne have two kids. Two sons by the name, of Nicholas Martell and Matthew Martell.
Lisa Murkowski Career
An Early Career
From 1987 to 1989, she worked as an attorney in the Anchorage District Court Clerk’s office. She then was an attorney in private practice in Anchorage from 1989 to 1998. From 1990 to 1991, she served on the Mayor’s Task Force for the Homeless.
A Career at the Alaska House of Representatives
In 1998, she was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives. Her District 18 included northeast Anchorage, Fort Richardson, and Elmendorf Air Force Base (now Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, or JBER), and suburban parts of Eagle River-Chugiak. The next year, she introduced legislation establishing a Joint Armed Services Committee. In 2000, she was re-elected, and after her district boundaries changed in 2002. For the 2003-04 legislative session, she was named as House Majority Leader. However, she resigned her House seat before taking office. This was due to her appointment by her father to the seat he had vacated in the U.S. Senate, upon his stepping down to assume the Alaska governorship.
A Career in the U.S. Senate
While a member of the state House, in December 2002, she was appointed by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski. This was to fill in his own U.S. Senate seat made vacant when he resigned from the Senate after being elected governor. The appointment caused controversy in Alaska as many voters disapproved of nepotism. Because of the appointment, it eventually resulted in a referendum that stripped the governor of his power to directly appoint replacement Senators.
Lisa has won three full terms in the Senate but has never won a majority of the vote. In 2004, she won 48.6%, 39.5% in 2010, and 44.4% in 2016.
A Career in 2004
After winning a primary challenge by a large margin, she ran for a full Senate term against former Governor Tony Knowles in the 2004 election. She was considered defenseless due to the controversy over her appointment and polling showed the race was very close. However, she defeated Knowles by a narrow margin.
A Career in 2010
On August 24, 2010, she faced the most difficult election of her career in the Republican Party primary election against Joe Miller. A former U.S. magistrate judge, supported by former Governor Sarah Palin. The initial results showed her trailing Miller, 51-49%, with absentee ballots yet to be tallied. On August 31, after the first round of absentee ballots were counted, Lisa conceded saying that she did not believe that Miller’s lead could be overcome in the next round of absentee vote counting. After the primary, her campaign floated the idea of her running as a Libertarian in the general election.
However, the state Libertarian Party executive board voted on August 29, 2010, not to consider Lisa as its Senate nominee. On September 17, 2010, she said that she would mount a write-in campaign for the Senate seat. The Associated Press reported on November 17, 2010, that Lisa had become only the second Senate candidate (after Strom Thurmond in 1954) to win a write-in campaign thereby retaining her seat. She emerged victorious after a two-week count of write-in ballots showed she had overtaken Miller.
However, Miller did not concede and the U.S. Federal District Judge Ralph Beistline granted an injunction to stop the hand count of absentee ballots. But an Alaskan judge dismissed Miller’s case on December 10, 2010, thus clearing the way for Lisa. However, Miller appealed the Alaska Superior Court decision on December 13, of the previous week to the Alaska Supreme Court. But on December 22, the state Supreme Court rejected Miller’s appeal. U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline dismissed Miller’s lawsuit on December 28. On December 30, Governor Sean Parnell certified Lisa as the winner.
A Career in 2016
After securing the Republican Party nomination by a wide margin, In 2016, she again was re-elected to the Senate. Joe Miller, this time the Libertarian Party nominee was again the runner-up.
A Career in 2022
In 2017, Lisa filed to run for a fourth term in 2022. Due to her opposition to some of his initiatives and her vote to convict him during his second impeachment trial. Former President Donald Trump has pledged since June 2020, to campaign against Lisa, thus implicitly endorsing a primary challenge in the process. Trump then endorsed former Alaska Department of Administration commissioner Kelly Tshibaka on June 18, 2021, for the Senate in 2022, calling her “MAGA all the way”. The Alaska Republican Party endorsed Tshibaka on July 10, 2021.
Lisa Murkowski Height and Measurements
Her body measurements are not mentioned on the internet.
Lisa Murkowski’s Salary and Net Worth
She has a base salary of $174,000 and a net worth of more than $1.5 million.