Alaska GOP Leadership

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Chairman
Tuckerman Babcock
Elected 2016
Mr. Babcock has more than 30 years of experience growing the Republican Party. He served briefly as state chairman in 2000, and has served as a precinct officer, district chairman, bonus vote, and state vice chairman.

He was the state co-chair of 1996 Bob Dole presidential campaign in Alaska, was executive director of the governor’s Reapportionment Board during the 1990s and was special assistant of constituent relations and director of Boards and Commissions for Gov. Walter Hickel. He has been an Alaskan since 1966 and has lived in Ketchikan, Juneau, Anchorage, Wasilla, Bethel, Unalaska, and Kenai/Soldotna. 

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Vice-Chairman
Rick Whitbeck
Elected 2016
A life-long Republican and former State Chairman of the College Republicans, Mr. Whitbeck worked for then-state Senator Loren Leman as a legislative aide, and has volunteered with nearly 40 campaigns since 1988.  He has widespread engagement at the precinct, district and state levels for the Alaska Republican Party and believes wholeheartedly in grassroots activism. Rick has been involved with Junior Achievement as a volunteer and boardmember continuously since 1991.  He served on the Board of Directors for the Alaska Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, resigning when elected vice chair of ARP. Rick has been married to his wife, Debra, since 1992. They have a one-year-old son, Colby, and three Schnauzers.
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National Committeeman 
Peter S. Goldberg
Elected 2016

Mr. Goldberg was elected Vice-Chair of District 32 in 2008,  then chair of the newly formed District 26 in February 2012.  He was unanimously elected to be the ARP Vice-Chair on February 9, 2013.  He became ARP Chair when the position was vacated on April 8, 2013. He won the seat of National Committeeman in April, 2016.

Chairman Goldberg graduated Brooklyn College with a BS  in Biology in 1970 and Utah State University with an MS in Wildlife Science in 1977.  He and his wife, Marti, have six children and 13 grandchildren. He loves hunting, fishing, flying, SCUBA, cross-country skiing, backpacking, four wheeling, travel, and nature photography. 

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National Committeewoman
Cynthia Henry 
Elected in 2015, 2016

Cynthia Henry of Fairbanks was elected as the National Committeewoman from Alaska in September, 2015. Cynthia is a business owner in Fairbanks and Anchorage and is active in Republican Party politics.

Cynthia Henry is a forty-year resident of Alaska.

In her early years in Fairbanks, Cynthia taught English at Lathrop High School.

Cynthia and her husband Ken opened their first Hallmark store in 1979.  She and Ken have owned and managed Hallmark stores in Fairbanks and Anchorage for 36 years.

Cynthia served in public office in Fairbanks and more recently served 8 years on the board of Regents of the University of Alaska.

Cynthia has served on many boards and commissions including the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Board of directors, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation, the Alaska Post-Secondary Education Commission, and Keep Alaska Competitive.  She is a Vice President of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women, an active member of the Fairbanks Republican Women, and is currently serving as the Republican National Committeewoman for Alaska.

Cynthia has two grown sons and a 5-year-old grandson, who reside in Anchorage.  She is a member of the First United Methodist church in Fairbanks. 

 

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