Murkowski Announces New Rural Outreach Coordinator

Deborah Vo of St. Mary's Joins Senator's Team, Focusing on Rural Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today announced the addition of Deborah Vo to be her Rural Outreach Coordinator.  In her new capacity, Vo will engage with rural Alaskans to assist them with the challenges facing them from a federal perspective and advise Senator Murkowski’s policy team in Washington, DC.

“Rural Alaska has a unique set of possibilities and issues, and I welcome an experienced woman like Deborah to help contribute to my work for Alaskans,” said Senator Murkowski.  “Deborah has an impressive track record of advancing rural issues and being a strong advocate for the advancement of Alaska Native peoples; I am both excited and proud to have her on board to serve the state we love.”

Born and raised in St. Mary’s on the Lower Yukon, Deborah is the daughter of the late Fred Alstrom and Domitilla Alstrom. She began her career working for her tribe and the City of St. Mary’s. She has over a decade of experience working for CDQ groups in the Lower Yukon and Kuskokwim, and statewide experience with Alaska Inter-Tribal Council and the Alaska Native Health Board. Most recently, Deborah managed rural projects for the Alaska Energy Authority. She graduated from Elms College in Chicopee, MA and then received her MBA from Alaska Pacific University.