CIRI endorses Lisa Murkowski for Senate

(Anchorage, Alaska) Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) announced the corporation’s endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2022. The CIRI Board of Directors voted on Thursday, August 4, to endorse Senator Murkowski.

“Lisa Murkowski has a track record of supporting Alaskans and Alaska Native people through common sense solutions and hard work,” said Sophie Minich, CIRI’s president and CEO. “Her ability to collaborate with Senate colleagues and work across party lines to move legislation important to Alaska, is in the best interest of all Alaskans. We are proud to stand by Senator Murkowski.”

Senator Murkowski is ranked the #1 most effective Republican senator on Native American and energy issues, and the fourth most effective Republican senator overall by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. Her support of Alaska tribes and Alaska Native Corporations to provide their stakeholders and Native communities across the state needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic through CARES Act funding was critical. Senator Murkowski’s leadership positions in the Senate allow for strong, leveraged support of programs that are key to the health and wellness of Alaska Native people and all Alaskans, bringing needed funding for social services, housing, education and public safety.

“CIRI has been a strong advocate for the health, wellbeing, and future of their Shareholders and Descendants. Together, we have worked to advance legislation to address housing, education, and public safety in the Cook Inlet region,” said Senator Lisa Murkowski. “I am honored to receive CIRI’s endorsement and am grateful for the support of a corporation that values collaboration and strength in unity.”

Alaska’s primary election will be held Aug. 16, 2022, and the general election will be held on Nov. 8, 2022. More information on upcoming elections, dates and deadlines can be found on the State of Alaska’s Division of Elections Website: