Marilyn Stewart accepts position with Dunleavy



A former candidate for House District 21 is now the deputy director for community relations for Gov. Michael Dunleavy. She will be based in the Anchorage office and be engaged in outreach work to various communities across Alaska.

Stewart is originally from Alabama. She came to Alaska with the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Richardson.

In 2012, she was awarded the Freedom’s Sister Award by Ford Motor Company for her community outreach. Previous recipients included Myrlie Evers-Williams, Barbara Jordan, and Rosa Parks.

She is the former director of the Office of Equal Opportunity under Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan, small business development program manager at the Alaska Department of Commerce, deputy director of community relations for Gov. Frank Murkowski, and constituent relations aide to Gov. Tony Knowles.

Stewart was the first executive director of Bridge Builders of Anchorage, and president/CEO of the Alaska Black Chamber of Commerce.

She was a volunteer on the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell, and ran for State House in 2016 and 2018 against Rep. Matt Claman, losing both times to the incumbent Democrat.


  1. Awesome news. Marilyn will serve the Governor and state with honor and integrity. Congratulations Marilyn.

  2. Kudos to Governor Dunleavy for this appointment. He could not have found a more qualified applicant as not only does Marilyn bring an impressive resume to the office but a winning personality and fine character.

  3. This is happy news. Marilyn is an awesome person with a sweet and positive personality. She always makes me smile just to be around her.

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