Delegation Welcomes Connie McKenzie to Serve Juneau Constituents
Delegation Veteran to Assist Alaskans in Capital City
Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan today announced that Connie McKenzie has been hired as their Juneau Delegation Representative. As their representative in Juneau, Connie will act as the Senators’ eyes and ears on the ground and will report back on issues important to constituents around the region. She will also be responsible for assisting constituents with specific concerns and problems with federal agencies and offices.
"Connie has a sterling reputation in Juneau for her experience in answering questions facing the Alaska Congressional Delegation, and I know she is ready to hit the ground running and deliver information and results for residents of the Capital City,” said Murkowski. “Washington, D.C. is 2,800 miles away and four time zones from Juneau, so having Connie right down the street will give Alaskans face-to-face federal contact with a face they know and trust.”
“I am delighted to welcome Connie to our team,” said Sullivan. “Her wealth of knowledge and experience working in previous delegation offices will be an enormous asset as we continue to build out our Alaska offices across the state.”
(Connie McKenzie at the Juneau office on the first day on the job.)
Connie has been working in Southeast Alaska for almost 30 years, beginning with over 15 years of experience in the tourism industry, working for Goldbelt, Inc., Gray Line of Alaska, Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Princess Tours. She then served Alaska for over 11 years as a Special Assistant to both the Alaska Congressional Delegation and specifically for Congressman Don Young. She has spent the past 2 years with the Alaska State Department of Transportation, as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner.
Connie had previously been a representative of the entire Alaska Congressional Delegation. However, new rules prohibit House of Representatives and Senate offices from sharing employees. While not directly employed by Congressman Young, Connie will still provide support for him and his staff in the Capital City.