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Haley Campaign Press Release - Nikki Haley for President Unveils Alaska Leadership Team

February 08, 2024

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Nikki Haley for President campaign today announced its Alaska leadership team. The elected officials, business and community leaders will provide crucial experience and insight as Alaskans head to the polls for the Super Tuesday primary on March 5, 2024.

"Alaskans are excited about Nikki Haley's bold vision for the future and her commitment to making America energy dominant," said Alaska Co-Chair Art Hackney. "Haley's toughness and backbone resonate with Alaskan voters. They know she is the right leader to move this country forward and leave the chaos and the drama of the past behind."

"Alaskans represent the best of America—they're tough, they're strong, and they're proud," said Nikki Haley, "And the members of this leadership team are prime examples. "They understand the fights we're facing: against Russia and China, against skyrocketing energy prices, and against an administration that tramples on our freedom. I'm so grateful for their support and guidance."

Haley's Alaska Leadership Team:

  • Statewide Co-Chair: Art Hackney, Chairman Emeritus, American Association of Political Consultants
  • Anchorage Co-Chair: Curtis Thayer, Executive Director of Alaska Energy Authority
  • Anchorage Co-Chair: Sara Rasmussen, Former State Representative
  • Anchorage Co-Chair: Natasha von Imhof: Former State Senator, Co-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
  • Eagle River Co-Chair: Kai Binkley-Sims, Businesswoman
  • Fairbanks Co-Chair: David Pruhs, Mayor of Fairbanks
  • Mat-Su Co-Chair: Glenda Ledford, Mayor of Wasilla
  • Kenai Peninsula Co-Chair: Tom Wright, Senior Legislative Aide, Commercial Fisherman
  • Southeast Co-Chair: Laraine Derr, Board Member, Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce


  • Bert Stedman: State Senator, Co-Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
  • Louise Stutes: State Representative, Former Speaker of the House
  • Jay Ramras: Former State Representative
  • John Harris: Former Speaker of the House
  • Mead Treadwell: Former Lieutenant Governor
  • Ralph Samuels: Former State Representative
  • Anna Mackinnon: Former State Representative, State Senator
  • Jennifer Johnston: Former State Representative, Co-Chair, Finance Committee
  • Charisse Millett: Former Statehouse Majority Leader
  • Lesil McGuire: Former State Representative, State Senator
  • Sheila Cernich: Officer, Anchorage Republican Women's Club
  • Miranda Strong: Former General Counsel, Alaska Republican Party
  • Eddie Grasser: Director of Wildlife Conservation, Department of Fish and Game
  • John Sims: President, ENSTAR Natural Gas
  • Perry Green: Member, American Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Lottie Michael: Commercial Real Estate Developer
  • Tyra Chandler: Anchorage businesswoman
  • Amber McDonald: Anchorage businesswoman
  • Athena Fulton: Real Estate Consultant
  • Ashley Reed: Government Relations & Public Affairs Consultant
  • Ginger Johnson: Former Legislative Assistant, Department of Transportation
  • Gale Vandor: Former Director, Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Angela Rodell: Former Executive Director, Alaska Permanent Fund
  • Mike Welch: Mayor of North Pole
  • Madison Fagnani: Anchorage businesswoman
  • Cherie Curry: Media Consultant and Strategist
  • Mary Ann Pease: Regulatory/Government Affairs Consultant
  • Kati Capozzi: President & CEO, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce

Nikki Haley, Haley Campaign Press Release - Nikki Haley for President Unveils Alaska Leadership Team Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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