Saturday, March 1, 2014

Better know a politician: Mead Treadwell

Name: Mead Treadwell

Political party: Republican

State: Alaska

Current position: Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (2011-present)

Future position: Treadwell is a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Alaska.

Previous position: Deputy Commissioner of Alaska's Department of Environmental Commission, 1991-1994
Member of the Arctic Research Commission, 2001-2009

Previous election: Treadwell was elected along Sean Parnell in the 2010 gubernatorial election in Alaska.

Future election: Treadwell will be running in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in Alaska in 2014.  If successful, he will face Mark Begich in the general election.  If he loses either in the primary or in the general election, Treadwell will likely be a contender for the gubernatorial or Senate election in 2018.

Polling:

Republican primary, Public Policy Polling:
02/01/14

Daniel S. Sullivan: 30%
Mead Treadwell: 25%
Joe Miller: 20%
Other/not sure: 25%

General election, Public Policy Polling
02/01/14

Mark Begich (D): 43%
Mead Treadwell (R): 37%
Other/not sure: 20%

Fundraising, 2014 cycle:
Raised: $605,933
Spent: $521,129
Cash on hand: $94,803

Top contributors, 2014 cycle:
GCI: $10,200
Fairweather LLC: $6,200
JPMorgan: $5,850
Carlile Trucking: $5,200

Issues/Positions/Accomplishments

  • Pro-life
  •  Supports the Hyde Amendment making sure federal dollars do not support abortion
  • Supported parental notifications for minors getting abortions
  • Strong supporter of 2nd Amendment rights
  • Believes we should address school shootings through mental health initiatives
  • Supports the repeal of Obamacare
  • Supports "traditional marriage" between one man and one woman
  • Supports additional oil pipelines
  • Supports additional energy exploration in Alaska
  • Promises to combat the Obama's administration's efforts to reduce the size of the military



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