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Sen. Mark Begich

United States Senator for Alaska

U.S. Mark Begich was elected to the U.S. Senate to represent the state of Alaska in 2008.He is currently in this fifth year in the Senate. Begich has used his seats on the Senate Commerce Committee and Homeland Security Committees to fight for civil liberties and call for greater transparency in government.He opposed both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Online Piracy Act (PIPA) as well as calling for more transparency in government surveillance operations. He has been a champion of veteran’s issues, strengthening Social Security, and eliminating sexual assault in the military. Begich was mayor of Anchorage for nearly six years before being elected to the Senate.Begich is married to Deborah Bonito. They have a young son, Jacob.

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