About Mike Dunleavy

Mike Dunleavy with his family

Mike Dunleavy was born and raised in a working-class family in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1983 Mike pursued his dream of moving to Alaska to hunt and fish. He quickly put down roots–and he’s never looked back.

Mike spent almost 20 years in rural Alaska where he met his wife, Rose. Married almost 30 years, their three daughters, Maggie, Catherine, and Ceil were raised in both rural and urban Alaska. They have made their home in the Mat-Su Valley since 2004.

When Mike first moved to Alaska, the economy was booming and the future looked bright. But the current lack of leadership in Juneau has resulted in skyrocketing crime, a crippled economy, and no solutions except new taxes.

Mike knows that Alaska can get expenditures in line with revenues. Mike will continue to protect the Permanent Fund and the Permanent Fund Dividend on behalf of Alaska, and in the manner the Founders intended.

Alaska needs a leader with a positive plan for our future. A leader who listens to, respects, believes in, and protects Alaskans. A leader who doesn’t waiver on promises, break their word, or change priorities on a whim. Mike Dunleavy is that leader.