Mead Treadwell on Principles & Values



Involved in Alaska state politics since 1978

Treadwell, 57, first came to Alaska as a teenager and worked summers. After graduating from Yale, he helped former Gov. Walter Hickel's unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 1978. He then joined Hickel's gas line company in the early 1980s after earning a Harvard MBA. When Hickel won the governor's race in 1990, Treadwell became deputy commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Later, he was senior fellow at Alaska Pacific University's Institute of the North, also founded by Hickel. Treadwell served two terms as the U.S. Arctic Research Commission's chairman and joined some successful high-tech companies before being elected lieutenant governor in 2010. His wife, Carol, died of cancer in 2002. Treadwell has three children.
Source: Daily News-Miner on 2014 Alaska Senate race , Nov 10, 2013

Combine God and Alaska into pioneer spirit

As your Lieutenant Governor, I will serve during the next four years with respect for four forces that shape Alaska as it is, and position us well to be all that we can be: