Alaskans are invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday, Dec. 5, at the Alaska Airlines Center on the UAA campus (3550 Providence Drive). The event will begin at 1 p.m., and will include the swearing in of Lt. Governor-elect Nancy Dahlstrom.

Dunleavy won his re-election campaign, winning 50.3% of the vote to beat challengers Les Gara and former Gov. Bill Walker who garnered 24.2% and 20.7% respectively.

The swearing-in ceremony will include a performance by Alaska Native Heritage Dancers, the 11th Airborne Division Band, Stephen Holmstock and members of the Pipeline Vocal Project.

Parking for the event is free.

The ceremony will also be live-streamed on Governor’s Youtube channel.

Alaskans invited to governor’s swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 5 in Anchorage

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Jimbo says:

    I guess we should be happy it’s not Walker or Gara. But we could do much better. Next time.

  • Steve P Peterson says:

    Wow! So excited…. not.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Maybe Conservative Republicans should go and show Governor Dunleavy that we are here, we are paying attention and will support him as long as he is supporting our state and the People of this state that would like to protect our individual sovereignty and the sovereignty of our great state.

    • CD says:

      I agree! We need to encourage the weak Republicans.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Or maybe think of it as Conservatives need to be putting pressure on these people in person where we can. In my mind, if people don’t show up we are just, once again, showing the left what an apathetic group we are. Maybe this needs to be a tough love situation where we show the support, but start holding him to his job harder than we have been.

  • Renee says:

    Why didn’t Dunleavy join the 21 other Republican governors in penning a letter asking the Biden administration to repeal the Covid vaccine mandate for military members? He won re-election, not he’ll stop fighting these good fights because he never believed in them in the first place? Where have all the good leaders gone? It seems like elitism and cowardice reign among GOP leadership in Alaska.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Dunleavy is not a man! Can I make it any clearer?
    Dunleavy is not a leader we all know it!
    Dunleavy won this election by default! Gara, walker, these two imbeciles are very proactive, alive and dangerous!
    Pierce turned into a hologram! Grunwald was a joke!
    Dunleavy slept through the election’s and won!
    Do not expect anything more from him! He’s not capable of meeting your expectations!

  • Shelia says:

    I hope the place is jam-packed. It is the best time to show support and also let the lefties know they do not necessarily rule the roost. Anything less and the conservatives will be held in contempt by the liberals. A message also has to be sent to the legislature that they must be intent on cooperation and not on fighting the governor every step of the way as in former years. The lefties and their newspapers will be watching.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Just saw these articles on a social site (Thnx Alaskanon). Nuclear Reactors? Does Alaska need nuclear reactors? This is serious people!
    HB299/SB177 – Microreactors in Alaska | 2022, SHORT TITLE: MICROREACTORS, SPONSOR(S): GOV DUNLEAVY and

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Governor Dunleavy repeating the oath while swearing in reminds me of when Mike Pence was supposedly trying to decide if the 2020 election votes should go back to the states to be dealt with. Remember how pressured he sounded while talking? That is how Dunleavy sounds while giving his 2022 swear-in oath. Additionally, the new Lt. Gov. added “So help me God” at the end of her swearing in oath; Dunleavy said nothing. Maybe we need to have the Lt. Gov. as Governor? Last thing, is Gov. Dunleavy a freemason? Just wondering since he concealed his right hand in his jacket at the beginning of the ceremony.

    Governor Mike Dunleavy (R-Alaska) and Lt. Governor-Elect Nancy Dahlstrom (R-Alaska) are sworn in at an inauguration ceremony held at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.