Why I Want to Be Your Mayor - Suzanne LaFrance

Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Forum Podcasts

04-02-2024 • 1 hr 17 mins

Suzanne LaFrance represented South Anchorage on the Anchorage Assembly from 2017 to 2023. She served as Assembly Chair from 2021 to 2023, and was Chair of the Assembly’s Budget and Finance Committee and Co-Chair of its Health Policy Committee. She also served on the board of the Alaska Municipal League. In 2020, she narrowly lost the race for a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives. She has 24 years of experience in financial analysis, capital budgets, management, project management, marketing, and telecommunications, including working as an area manager for AT&T. LaFrance is a lifelong Alaskan. After graduating from Palmer High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Portland and her master’s from Purdue University. LaFrance has also been active with Great Alaska Schools Anchorage, the Rabbit Creek Elementary PTA, and the Boy Scouts. She and her husband, David Hemstreet, have three children, all students in the Anchorage School District. They enjoy outdoor activities and sports.