Mike Dunleavy Net Worth, Family, wife and Political Career

Mike Dunleavy is the United States governor of Alaska since 2018. He was a member of the Alaska Senate from 2013 to 2018. Dunleavy served on the board of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, including two years as its president.

Mike Dunleavy Net Worth, Family, wife and Political Career
Mike Dunleavy

Quick Facts


Mike Dunleavy






Rose Newlin


Misericordia University (BA)
University of Alaska Fairbanks (MEd)

Country / Nationality

United States

State / Province




Net Worth

$ 5 Million

Michael James Dunleavy is an American educator and politician serving as the 12th governor of Alaska. Dunleavy was a Republican member of the Alaska Senate from 2013 to 2018. He defeated former Democratic us senator Mark Begich within the 2018 gubernatorial election after incumbent governor Bill Walker dropped out of the race.

Dunleavy is from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and maybe a 1979 graduate of Scranton Central High School. He completed a baccalaureate in history at Misericordia University in 1983. He earned his academic degree in education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He moved to Alaska in 1983 and pursued a career as an educator, principal, and faculty district superintendent. before his election to the Alaska Senate, Dunleavy served on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Board, including two years as the boards president.

Mike Dunleavy Net Worth

Mike Dunleavy estimated Net Worth is $ 5 Million in 2023.

Mike Dunleavy Wife and Children

Mike Dunleavy Married Rose Newlin. They have 3 Children.

Mike Dunleavy Career and Achievement

State Legislative Career

Dunleavy challenged incumbent senator Linda Menard (redistricted from District G) for the District D August 28, 2012 Republican Primary and won with 2,802 votes (57.42%). He was unopposed in the November 6 election and won with 11,724 votes (94.24%) against write-in candidates.

Governor of Alaska


In 2017, Dunleavy announced he would run for governor in 2018 but abandoned the race in September 2017, citing heart problems. In December 2017 he announced his return to the race. He resigned his senate seat effective January 15, 2018, to specialize in his campaign. Retired us Air Force Light Colonel Mike Shower was chosen as his successor by Governor Bill Walker and confirmed by the Alaska Senate caucus after numerous replacement candidates were rejected.


Dunleavy and Kevin Meyer were the Republican nominees for governor and elected official of Alaska, respectively, and were elected in the November 2018 election. Dunleavy was sworn in on December 3, 2018. He appointed Kevin Clarkson to be Alaska's attorney general.

On June 28, 2019, Dunleavy exercised line-item veto authority as governor to form cuts of $433 million, including a cut of $130 million (41%) of state contributions to the University of Alaska.

Also on June 28, 2019, Dunleavy vetoed $335,000 from the budget of the Alaska Supreme Court, stating that he did so because the Court had held that the state was constitutionally required to supply public funding for elective abortions.

In September 2020, Dunleavy agreed to reimburse the state $2,800 for allegedly partisan advertisements that were purchased with state funds. Dunleavy didn't admit to wrongdoing, but stated that it had been within the best interest of the state to resolve the allegations.

Recall Attempt

On July 15, 2019, an attempt to recall Dunleavy began following a public backlash over his cuts to public assistance, education and therefore the University of Alaska ($135 million move state funding, a few 41% reduction). to possess the petition certified by the Division of Elections, the petitioners were required to submit 28,501 signatures (approximately 10% of the voting population in Alaskas last general election).

On September 5, 2019, volunteers submitted 49,006 petition signatures to the Alaska Division of Elections for certification. On November 4, 2019, the Division of Elections declined to certify the recall petition following the issuance of an opinion by Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson. Clarkson acknowledged that the petitioners had submitted sufficient signatures and paid the required fees, but asserted that "the four allegations against the governor fail to satisfy any of the listed grounds for recall—neglect of duty, incompetence, or lack of fitness". The petitioners stated that they might appeal the division's decision.

In January 2020, Anchorage court Judge Eric Aarseth rejected the division's decision to not certify the recall petition. The state appealed Aarseth's ruling to the Alaska Supreme Court, which on May 8 affirmed that the recall effort could proceed. The "Recall Dunleavy" effort did not submit sufficient signatures to trigger a recall election in November 2020 but said it planned to continue gathering signatures with the hope of holding a recall election in 2021.