People Senator

Tom Begich



Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich represents Alaska’s largest downtown district and its surrounding areas in Anchorage. He has held the honor since 2014. Senator Begich is passionate about advancing early childhood education, alternative energy, and equity. In Alaska’s 32nd Legislature, he serves on the Education, Ethics, Health and Social Services, World Trade, and Rules committees.

Outside of his public service duties, Senator Begich owns and operates CW Communications, a firm devoted to strategic planning, facilitation, and communications. He specializes in juvenile justice, education, community development, strategic planning, and media and government relations.

In the past he worked as an aide to two Alaska State House Majority Leaders and Chief of Staff to the Alaska State Senate Caucus Chair. He also served as the Community Justice Coordinator for Alaska, and as the National Chair of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. He is an alumnus of Bard College, The University of Alaska, and attended Oxford University. Over the past 40 years he has served on numerous boards and commissions in Alaska.

Senator Begich is also a professional musician and writer with seven released CDs, several published nonfiction article, one published book of poetry.