Koniag Endorses Senator Murkowski for Re-election
|Alaska Native Corporation out of Kodiak Representing Thousands of Alutiiq Shareholders Sends Full Endorsement to Lisa Murkowski’s Re-Election
ANCHORAGE, AK – Today, the Koniag Board of Directors announced their endorsement of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s re-election campaign. Koniag, an Alaska Native regional corporation based in Kodiak with nearly 4,300 shareholders, recognizes Lisa Murkowski as a dedicated leader focused on advancing the opportunities and cultures of Alaska Native people.
“Lisa Murkowski gets things done,” said Koniag President Shauna Hegna. “Alaska’s representation in Washington, D.C. needs to be pragmatic and work across the aisle to garner support for Alaska projects that create jobs and economic impact on Kodiak Island and throughout our state. Lisa exceeds those expectations.”
Senator Murkowski has shown the political courage to ensure direct relief funding for the COVID-19 pandemic was available to Alaska Native corporations. She worked tirelessly for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, assuring women in rural Alaska are included. Senator Murkowski also helped lead the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bringing billions of dollars to Alaska.
“We are honored to receive the support and endorsement from the Koniag Regional Corporation,” said Shea Siegert, communications director and campaign spokesperson. “As Vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Lisa Murkowski is one of the strongest voices in the Senate advocating for the betterment of Alaska Natives. From securing infrastructure and broadband funds and supporting our fisheries, to leveraging her seniority to strengthen community resilience, and more–Lisa Murkowski will continue fighting for Alaska’s first people in the US Senate.”
Based in Kodiak, Alaska, Koniag is an Alaska Native regional corporation that owns and manages a diverse portfolio of operating companies and real estate holdings. Koniag is committed to benefiting its nearly 4,300 shareholders through growing dividends, educational scholarships and investments in cultural programs that preserve the Alutiiq heritage of the Kodiak Island region. Koniag operates businesses across the U.S. in four primary areas: energy and water services, commercial IT, government contracting, and Kodiak Island operations.