Lisa Murkowski, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Lisa Murkowski

United States Senator from Alaska

Date of Birth: 22-May-1957

Place of Birth: Ketchikan, Alaska, United States

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Lisa Murkowski

  • Lisa Ann Murkowski (; born May 22, 1957) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Alaska, having held that seat since 2002.
  • She is a member of the Republican Party, and is the second most senior Republican woman in the Senate.
  • Along with Susan Collins from Maine, she is frequently described as one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate and is a crucial swing voter. Murkowski is the daughter of former U.S.
  • Senator and Governor of Alaska, Frank Murkowski.
  • Before her appointment to the Senate, she served in the Alaska House of Representatives and was eventually elected Majority Leader.
  • She was appointed to the U.S.
  • Senate by her father, who resigned his seat in December 2002 to become the Governor of Alaska.
  • She completed her father's unexpired term, which ended in January 2005. Murkowski ran for and won a full term in 2004.
  • She ran for a second term in 2010.
  • After losing the Republican Party primary to Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, Murkowski ran as a write-in candidate and defeated both Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams in the general election; this made her the second U.S.
  • Senator (and the first since Strom Thurmond in 1954) to be elected by write-in vote.
  • Although Murkowski has won three full terms to the Senate, she has never won a majority of the vote; she won pluralities in each of her three races, with 48.6% of the vote in 2004, 39.5% in 2010, and 44.4% in 2016.

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