Lisa Murkowski

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Full Name Lisa Murkowski
Age 63 Years Old
Nick Name Lisa Murkowski
Gender Female
Famous As Politician
Birth Date May 22, 1957
Birth Place Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, the USA

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Lisa Ann Murkowski shortly named Lisa Murkowski is a famous American politician serving as the senior United States Senator who has held that seat since 2002. Moreover, 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. 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. 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. Scroll down to know full biography, facts, family details, height, husband, birthday, wiki, career, impeachment, and more about Lisa Murkowski.

Famous For

  • Being an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator. 
  • Being the second most senior Republican woman in the Senate. 

Lisa Murkowski, a famous Politician 1

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Lisa Murkowski's Early Life (Childhood, Family Details, Education)

On 22nd May 1957, Lisa Murkowski was born with the birthname/real name of Lisa Ann Murkowski. Her birthplace/hometown is in Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, the USA. She holds an American nationality and her ethnicity is American-White. She is white as per her race. As of 2020, she celebrated her 63rd birthday. Her religion is Roman Catholic and her Zodiac sign is Gemini. She was born to her parents; Nancy Rena (nee Gore) (mother) and Frank Murkowski (father). Her paternal great-grandfather was of Polish descent, and her mother's ancestry is Irish and French Canadian. As a child, she and her family moved around the state with her father's job as a banker. As per her education, she earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Georgetown University in 1980, the same year her father was elected to the U.S. Senate. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and represented the state of Alaska as the 1980 Cherry Blossom Princess. Moreover, she received her J.D. degree in 1985 from Willamette University College of Law. She was employed as an attorney in the Anchorage District Court Clerk's office (1987-1989). She was an attorney in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska from the year 1989-1998. She also served, from 1990 to 1991, on the Mayor's Task Force for the Homeless.  

Lisa Murkowski's Political Career (Beginning-Present)

Alaska House of Representatives

  • Lisa was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in the year 1998. 
  • 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.
  • She introduced legislation establishing a Joint Armed Services Committee in the year 1999. 
  • She was reelected in 2000 and, after her district boundaries changed, in the year 2002.
  • She was named House Majority Leader for the 2003-2004 legislative session. 
  • She resigned her House seat before taking office, 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.
  • Upon her resigning and taking her Senate seat, her father appointed Dahlstrom, the choice of the District Republican committee, as her replacement.

U.S. Senate Appointment/Elections

  • Lisa was appointed by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski in December 2002, to fill his own U.S. Senate seat made vacant when he resigned from the Senate after being elected Governor.
  • She was elected to a full six-year term against former Democratic Governor Tony Knowles in the 2004 election after winning a primary challenge by a large margin.
  • She faced the most difficult election of her career in August 24, 2010, Republican Party primary election against Joe Miller, a former U.S. magistrate judge supported by former Governor Sarah Palin.
  • On 29th August 2010, the executive board of the state Libertarian Party voted not to consider allowing Murkowski on its ticket for the U.S. Senate race.
  • She said that she would mount a write-in campaign for the Senate seat on 17th September 2010. 
  • On 17th November 2010, the Associated Press reported that she 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.
  • Murkowski was certified as the winner on December 30 by Gov. Sean Parnell.
  • She was again reelected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. 
  • Joe Miller, this time running as the Libertarian Party nominee, was again the runner-up in the general election.

Political Position 

  • Since winning re-election in 2010, her voting record has been deemed by some as "more moderate" when compared to her previous years in the Senate.
  • The National Journal ranked her as the 56th most liberal and 44th most conservative member of the Senate.
  • According to GovTrack, Murkowski is the second most liberal Republican Senator and, as of 2017, is placed by GovTrack's analysis to the left of all Republicans, except Susan Collins, and to the left of Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.
  • Americans for Democratic Action gave her a 2018 rating of 20% liberal.
  • According to FiveThirtyEight, which tracks Congressional votes, Murkowski voted with President Trump's position approximately 74% of the time as of April 2020.
  • According to CQ Roll Call, she voted with President Obama's position on votes 72.3% of the time in 2013, one of only two Republicans voting for his positions over 70% of the time.

Lisa Murkowski's Awards and Achievements

Lisa Murkowski is a successful politician. Till now, she has not achieved any awards. We wish her all the best to achieve an award soon. 

Lisa Murkowski's Husband; Verne Martell

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Reflecting on her marital status, Lisa Murkowski is a married woman. She was married to her husband, Verne Martell. The duo is blessed with two children/kids named Nicolas and Matthew. As of now, the duo is enjoying their married life happily without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Lisa Murkowski's Net Worth, Earnings, Source Of Wealth

Lisa Murkowski is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator. She is a very successful and renowned politician. financial disclosure form for the 2017 calendar year revealed assets of between $915,022 and $2.2 million held by her and her husband, with $380,014 to $1,026,000 held by Murkowski, $532,005 to $1,131,001 held jointly and $3,003 to $45,000 held by husband Verne Martell. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to have between $1 Million-$5 Million. Whereas her exact salary is unknown. Overall, she is satisfied with her earnings. Her major source of earning is from a politician career. In July 2007, she stated she would sell back land she bought from Anchorage businessman Bob Penney, a day after a Washington watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint against her, alleging that Penney sold the property well below market value. According to the Associated Press, she bought the land from two developers tied to the Ted Stevens probe. In the year 2008, she amended her Senate financial disclosures for 2004 through 2006, adding the income of $60,000 per year from the sale of a property in 2003, and more than $40,000 a year from the sale of her "Alaska Pasta Company" in 2005. 

Lisa Murkowski's Body Measurements (Height, Weight)

Lisa Murkowski, being at the age of 63, still looks very beautiful and young. Her body build is slim. She has got a perfect height with matching balanced body weight. Whereas the exact information about her height, weight, body measurements, dress size, shoe size, waist size, and more is unknown. Overall, she has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards her.