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Ryan McKee is new head of AFP-Alaska

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Americans for Prosperity has promoted Ryan McKee to state director for Alaska. McKee was grassroots director of the organization since its inception in Alaska in 2014. Jeremy Price, the former state director, has taken a post with the Dunleavy Administration.

In his new role, McKee will be responsible for leading the state’s grassroots network, as well as promoting policies across the state that lift government burdens and improve the lives of those in the Last Frontier.

McKee was born in El Salvador and at the age of 18 months joined his adoptive family in Fairbanks. His family’s business and political roots in Alaska go back to the 1940’s with various family members serving Alaska in local and state government since the early 1990’s.

Raised in Wasilla, Ryan graduated from Colony High School, where he competed in wrestling, rodeo, and soccer. He graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. McKee joined the staff of Rep. Bill Stoltze, Co-Chair of the House Finance Committee in the Alaska State Legislature. In 2014 he helped start the State chapter of Americans for Prosperity. He lives in Wasilla.

The organization has been involved in several initiatives, most recently working to move the local voting date in the Mat-Su Borough to align with November General Elections, in order to increase voter turnout.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Suzanne, you wear wings. Our youth need you. I do not know the right young people. How can you reach them? They’ll be the smarter of the bunch, of course.


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