Sen. Mike Dunleavy announced the appointment of key staff to his 2018 gubernatorial campaign: Brett Huber as campaign manager, and Amanda Price as deputy campaign manager.
“Together, they bring a powerhouse of talent, connections, and political savvy to our growing organization,” Dunleavy said.
Brett Huber has extensive experience in business management, public policy, and grass roots organization. He was chief of staff to former Sen. Rick Halford of Chugiak and the Senate Resources Committee.
He was chief of staff for Sen. Lesil McGuire of Anchorage and the Senate Rules Committee, chief of staff for Sen. Dunleavy, and policy advisor to Sen. Pete Kelly of Fairbanks.
Huber also brings to the campaign his in-depth knowledge of natural resource policy and fish and game management. He previously worked as Executive Director of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, and as a Program Director for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Huber is past President of the Alaska Outdoor Council and AOC Political Action Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Public Advisory Committee for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.
Amanda Price brings to the campaign nearly two decades of experience in government affairs and organizational management. She most recently served as senior advisor to Gov. Bill Walker on issues of violent crime prevention, intervention, and response, and policy with a particular focus on the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Price served as the executive director of the non-profit Standing Together Against Rape (STAR), the only statewide agency serving victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and child sexual abuse. She has been an active community leader holding many roles including serving as the Finance Committee Chair and Legislative Committee Member for the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Price was also appointed to the Municipality of Anchorage Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission.
“Amanda Price’s expertise in strategic organization, planning, and fiscal responsibility will be crucial as our campaign builds momentum,” said Dunleavy. “Even more important is her deep knowledge of the public safety challenges facing our state, her knowledge of the resources available to our state, the gaps in service that exist, and immediate steps that can be taken to protect Alaskans.”