Lisa Murkowski - Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Age, Parents, Party, Height

Lisa Murkowski

Facts About Lisa Murkowski

Celebrated Name Lisa Murkowski
Age 65 Years Old
Nick Name Lisa Murkowski
Birth Name Lisa Ann Murkowski
Birth Date 1957-05-22
Gender Female
Profession Politician
Nationality American
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, the USA
Ethnicity American-White
Race White
Awards None
Famous For Being an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator
Best Known For Being the second most senior Republican woman in the Senate
Horoscope Gemini
Religion Roman Catholic
Father Frank Murkowski
Mother Nancy Rena
Siblings Unknown
University Georgetown University
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Husband Verne Martell
Children 2
Son 2; Nicolas and MAtthew
Source of Wealth Political Career
Net Worth Between $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary Thousand of Dollar
Body Type Slim
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 64 KG
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Lisa Murkowski is an American politician and attorney who is best known for serving as the senior United States senator for Alaska, having held that seat since 2002. She is the second-most senior Republican woman in the Senate, after Susan Collins of Maine. Her political party is the republican party. She is often described as one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate and a crucial swing vote. Before her appointment to the Senate, she served in the Alaska House of Representatives and was elected majority leader. She was controversially appointed to the Senate by her father, who resigned his seat in December 2002 to become governor of Alaska. She ran for and won a full term in 2004. After losing the 2010 Republican primary to Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, Murkowski ran as a write-in candidate and defeated both Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams in the general election. She is the second U.S. senator (after Strom Thurmond in 1954) to be elected by write-in vote. Murkowski was elected to a third term in 2016, running as a Republican. She also served as chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee from 2015 to 2021 and has served as vice chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee since 2021. On February 13, 2021, she was one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump of incitement of insurrection in his second impeachment trial. Following this vote, she was censured by the Alaska Republican Party. 

What is Lisa Murkowski Famous For?

  • Being an attorney and politician. 
  • For serving as the senior United States senator for Alaska, having held that seat since 2002. 

What is Lisa Murkowski Birth Name?

Lisa Murkowski took birth on 22nd May 1957. Her birth name is Lisa Ann Murkowski. She is from Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, the USA. She is American by nationality and her ethnicity is Mixed. Her present age is 65 as of 2022. She is the daughter of Nancy Rena (née Gore) and Frank Murkowski. Her paternal great-grandfather was of Polish descent, and her mother's ancestry is Irish and French Canadian. She has two siblings; Carol and Eileen. As a child, she and her family moved around the state with her father's job as a banker. Focusing on 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 Alaska as the 1980 Cherry Blossom Princess. She received her J.D. degree in 1985 from Willamette University College of Law. 

Lisa Murkowski, American Politician and attorney

Lisa Murkowski Career Timeline 

  • Lisa Murkowski initially worked as an attorney in the Anchorage District Court Clerk's office from 1987 to 1989. 
  • From 1989 to 1998, she was an attorney in private practice in Anchorage. 
  • She also served on the Mayor's Task Force for the Homeless from 1990 to 1991. 
  • She was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1998. 
  • In 1999, she introduced legislation establishing a Joint Armed Services Committee.
  • She was reelected in 2000. In the same year, she had a conservative primary opponent, Nancy Dahlstrom, who challenged her because Murkowski supported abortion rights and rejected conservative economics. She prevailed by 56 votes.
  • She was named as House Majority Leader for the 2003–04 legislative session. 
  • She resigned her House seat before taking office. 
  • She sat on the Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education and chaired both the Labor and Commerce and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committees. 
  • After she resigned to join the U.S. Senate, her father appointed Dahlstrom, the District Republican committee's choice, as her replacement.
  • In December 2002, she was appointed by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski, to fill his own U.S. Senate seat made vacant when he resigned from the Senate after being elected governor.
  • She has won three full terms in the Senate, but has never won a majority of the vote; she won 48.6% of the vote in 2004 against former Governor Tony Knowles, 39.5% in 2010 against Joe Miller, a former U.S. magistrate judge, and 44.4% in 2016 against Joe Miller.
  • In 2017, she filed to run for a fourth term in 2022. Of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump, Murkowski is the only one up for reelection in 2022. After the second impeachment trial, Alaska's GOP censured her and demanded her resignation. Despite Trump's pledge, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled Republican senators' commitment to back Murkowski's 2022 campaign.
  • On June 18, 2021, Trump endorsed former Alaska Department of Administration commissioner Kelly Tshibaka for the Senate in 2022, calling her "MAGA all the way".
  • Murkowski later called Tshibaka "apparently...someone with a pulse", referencing Trump's previous statement that "if [any 2022 Murkowski challenger has] a pulse, [he is] with [them]".
  • On July 10, 2021, the Alaska Republican Party endorsed Tshibaka.
  • During her 2022 reelection campaign, Murkowski was supported by Democratic colleagues, including Jeanne Shaheen, and Independent Senator Angus King.

Who is Lisa Murkowski's Husband?

Lisa Murkowski is a married woman. She tied a knot with her husband, Verne Martell. They have two sons together namely Nicolas and Matthew. Today, the couple is enjoying their present life a lot. Her sexual orientaiton is straight. 

Lisa Murkowski and her husband, Verne Martell

What is Lisa Murkowski's Net Worth?

Lisa Murkowski is a successful politician whose net worth is estimated to have $2 Million as of 2022. Her present salary is in thousands of dollars. Her main source of wealth comes from her political career. She is living a lavish lifestyle at present. As of 2018, according to OpenSecrets.org, Murkowski's net worth was more than $1.4 million. In July 2007, Murkowski said 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. The Anchorage Daily News wrote, "The transaction amounted to an illegal gift worth between $70,000 and $170,000, depending on how the property was valued, according to the complaint by the National Legal and Policy Center." In 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.  

How tall is Lisa Murkowski?

Lisa Murkowski is a beautiful woman who stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches. Her body weight is 64 KG. She has dark brown eyes and her color is dark brown. Her body type is slim. She has got a healthy body at present. 

Trivias About Lisa Murkowski You Need To Know.

  • She supports the Equal Rights Amendment.
  • Gemini is her zodiac sign.
  • She became the dean of Alaska's Congressional delegation upon Representative Don Young's death.
  • Murkowski is the daughter of former U.S. senator and governor of Alaska Frank Murkowski.