Campaign kickoff news round-up

Senator Meyer made news with his filing to run for Lt. Governor. See the coverage at the links below:

Kevin Meyer files for LG, and look who turns out
Sen. Kevin Meyer, who started his political career on a local community council, stood before a group of 50 business leaders and announced his candidacy

Kevin Meyer Files For Lt Governor
Kevin Meyer Republican State Senator Kevin Meyer of Anchorage announced his candidacy for Lt. Governor in the republican primary in August 2018 Thursday. 

State Senator Kevin Meyer files to be candidate for Lt. Governor, no running mate in mind
State Senator Kevin Meyer filed to be a candidate for Lt. Governor Thursday...

Sen. Meyer joins growing list for Lt. Governor
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Anchorage Sen. Kevin Meyer files to run for lieutenant governor
Kevin Meyer of Anchorage filed Thursday to run for Alaska's lieutenant governor, making him the second Republican state senator to enter the race.

State Senator Kevin Meyer Launches Bid for Lt. Governor

(Anchorage, AK) --  Republican State Senator Kevin Meyer of Anchorage today filed official paperwork to be a candidate for Lt. Governor in the republican primary in August 2018.  He submitted his candidate paperwork in person Thursday morning at the state Division of Elections Office in Anchorage. Meyer also launched his official campaign website www.KevinMeyer2018.org and Facebook page.

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Meyer, 61, has served as a state senator representing the Anchorage Hillside for the last 9 years.  He previously served in the Alaska House of Representatives and on the Anchorage Assembly.

In announcing his candidacy, Meyer said he was anxious to be part of a new Republican leadership team dedicated to “getting Alaska back on track.”  He said that Alaska has suffered from a “leadership deficit” under the administration of Governor Bill Walker, and he faulted the current governor for pushing for a new income tax on Alaskans and opposing Republican efforts to rein in state spending. 

“The very near future will be a turning point for Alaska.  We can either burden our citizens with heavy taxes, high unemployment and a weak economy, or we can rise up and seize the opportunity to put Alaska back on track.  We need conservative, pro-development, pro-Alaska leadership in 2018.

“It is imperative that we elect a Republican Governor and Lt. Governor to provide new leadership for Alaska,” Meyer said, pledging to do all he could to help secure the governorship for a Republican in 2018. 

Meyer and his wife, Marty, have called Alaska home for thirty-four years, and their two daughter were born here.  He grew up in a farming community in rural Nebraska and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska.  He moved to Anchorage in 1983 to work for ARCO -- now ConocoPhillips -- and is employed by ConocoPhillips today as a procurement coordinator.  He also holds masters degrees from the University of New Mexico and Alaska Pacific University.

During his time in the Alaska Legislature, Meyer has held important leadership posts, including Senate President, co-chair of the Senate and House Finance Committees and Senate Majority Leader.

View press release in PDF format.