Lisa Murkowski is the first Alaska-born Senator and the sixth Senator to ever serve the state. She is Alaska’s senior representative in the U.S. Senate and Chairman of both the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Appropriations Interior-Environment Subcommittee.
She is the author of the bipartisan comprehensive energy bill, the American Energy Innovation Act. A leader on energy, mineral, and federal lands issues, Senator Murkowski champions policies that promote job creation, economic growth, higher standards of living, and global stability. She supports the safe and efficient production of all forms of American energy, and is a strong champion of innovation—including next-generation clean energy technologies like geothermal, marine hydrokinetics, renewable hybrid energy system microgrids and advanced nuclear.
Senator Murkowski holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University and a juris doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law. She is married to Verne Martell. They have two sons.