Born in Pennsylvania’s coal country, Mike moved to Alaska in 1983, getting his start in a logging camp on Prince of Wales Island.
Mike began his career as a schoolteacher in Koyuk. It was there he met Rose, the love of his life, as they played together in the Iditarod Basketball Classic in Nome.
After nearly 20 years in rural Alaska, life’s journey led the Dunleavy’s and their three daughters to Southcentral Alaska. There, Mike served as school board chairman and state senator before being elected as Alaska’s 12th governor.
Always fighting for Alaska, Mike is is running for reelection.