Robert Myers Jr.

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Robert Myers Jr.
Member of the Alaska Senate
from the B district
Assumed office
19 January 2021
Preceded byJohn Coghill
Personal details
Born (1983-08-15) August 15, 1983 (age 37)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Dawna
Children3
ResidenceNorth Pole, Alaska
Alma materUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
OccupationTruck driver

Robert Myers Jr. (born 1983) was a Republican member of the Alaska Senate representing North Pole and other parts of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Myers graduated from West Valley High School in Fairbanks and from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 2007. Married to Dawna Myers, they had three children: April Dawn, Lynn and Virginia.[1]

Myers briefly worked as an intern in the Alaska State Legislature before becoming a truck driver and tour bus operator. In 2020, he successfully ran for state senate, defeating longtime incumbent John Coghill by 14 votes in the Republican primary election.[2] He went on to defeat independents Marna Sanford and Evan Eads in the general election.[3]

Myers described himself as a conservative Republican.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert H. Myers Jr" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. Alaska Division of Elections. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  2. ^ Brooks, James (3 September 2020). "Recount upholds 14-vote primary loss for longtime incumbent state Sen. John Coghill". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  3. ^ "2020 General Election: Election Summary Report, November 3, 2020 Official Results" (PDF). Alaska Division of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  4. ^ Myers, Robert. "Myers for State Senate". Retrieved 25 January 2021.