Price tapped for deputy chief of staff

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Jeremy Price will serve as the deputy chief of staff for incoming Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Must Read Alaska has learned. He will work closely with Tuckerman Babcock, Dunleavy’s chief of staff.

Price is from the Salcha area of Fairbanks North Star Borough, where he was raised on a homestead. He graduated from Ben Eielson High School.

In 2014, Price was tapped to begin a branch of Americans for Prosperity in Alaska and has since grown the organization to a well-known voice for economic freedom. The group is supported locally and receives organizational support from its national parent, Americans for Prosperity, which is back by the Koch Brothers.  AFP Alaska has launched and supported several successful initiatives, most recently helping Mat-Su residents move their local elections to a November cycle to improve voter turnout.

Price has a master’s degree in governmental studies from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelors from Utah State University.

He started his career with Congressman Don Young in Washington, DC. His legislative portfolio included transportation, infrastructure, and environmental issues and eventually became his legislative director.

After several years with Young, Jeremy moved across the Capitol to the office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski where he handled appropriations, telecommunications, infrastructure, environment, and labor issues.

From there, he became a federal relations manager for the American Petroleum Institute, working on Alaska upstream and national midstream issues, with an emphasis in crude oil by rail.

He resides in Anchorage with his wife and two daughters.

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