Sen. Mike Dunleavy, candidate for governor, added Michael Pauley to his campaign today as director of strategy. He announced the appointment today.
“Pauley has worked as a manager or consultant on dozens of campaigns and his broad experience will be invaluable for our campaign operation,” Dunleavy said.
Pauley is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and is a well-regarded political strategist, having worked during the 1990s as a field operative for the National Republican Congressional Committee, as well as several Alaska campaigns, including Loren Leman’s successful capaign for lieutenant govenror in 2002.
He has assisted on the campaigns of former Sen. Fred Dyson of Eagle River, and Senator Pete Kelly of Fairbanks and is a former Alaskan from Eagle River who currently lives in Seattle.
In 2010, Pauley was the strategic director for the successful campaign to pass an Alaska ballot initiative to require parental notification prior to abortion. Pauley has been a frequent advocate for various conservative policies, and was one of the founding board members of the Alaska Family Council.
“The decades of experience that Pauley brings to the table will be an important resource as our campaign continues to expand,” said Dunleavy.
Last week, Dunleavy announced he had hired Brett Huber to manage his campaign and Amanda Price as his deputy campaign manager. He also announced he will be leaving the Senate to focus on his campaign for governor.