Early Years: Born, 1961, in Scranton, PA.
Education: Received his undergraduate degree from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania, and earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Career: Gov. Dunleavy was elected the 12th Governor of Alaska in 2018. He spent nearly two decades in northwest Arctic communities working as a teacher, principal and superintendent. He also served in the Alaska Senate before being elected governor.
Nickname: The Last Frontier
Size: The state covers 663,268 square miles
Economic drivers: oil and gas industry, export of seafood, tourism
Did you know? Thanks to its myriad islands, Alaska has nearly 34,000 miles of tidal shoreline.