Job Post 01/08/14

Hi All,

 

Hope that your 2014 is off to a great start!

 

I’m writing with an exciting, immediate job opportunity – a friend, Forrest Dunbar, is running for Alaska’s congressional seat and he’s currently hiring a campaign manager. Forrest’s bio is below. 

 

The campaign manager will be based in Anchorage and would begin in mid-February. The primary election is on August 19.

 

If you are interested in the position, please email Forrest at forrest.dunbar@gmail.com. Be sure to send him your resume along with a blurb about yourself and interest in this role.

 

Feel free to send this to friends who might be interested!

 

Thanks,

 

Jeanette

 

 

 

Background:


Forrest is a lifelong Alaskan whose parents moved to Alaska in 1978. Forrest was born in 1984, and the family spent the next seven years living in Eagle, on the Yukon River. Eagle is near the range of the Fortymile Caribou Herd, and to this day caribou is Forrest’s favorite type of meat.

In 1991, Forrest and his family—now including sister Esther—moved to Cordova, where he had running water at home for the first time. Forrest attended Cordova Jr./Sr. High School and spent two summers working on a commercial fishing boat. After graduating, Forrest explored Capitol Hill while interning for then-Senator Frank Murkowski. It was there that he first saw how forces far from the State could control Alaskan resources.

While attending American University in Washington, DC—working for one summer with the Northstar Fire Crew in Fairbanks—Forrest was hired as a part-time staffer for Congresswoman Madeliene Bordallo (D-Guam). Seeing first-hand how some laws written in Washington might not work for places like Alaska and Guam, Forrest wrote a policy proposal to reform the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which often harms places reliant on shipping. This proposal helped Forrest win the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

After completing college and serving in the Peace Corps, Forrest earned an MPP/JD from the Harvard Kennedy School and Yale Law School. He spent his summers in Alaska, first representing low-income families with Alaska Legal Services, and then oil companies and native corporations for two Anchorage firms. Following law school, Forrest did research on Alaska’s drug laws, searching for policies that protected the public while being fiscally responsible and giving drug-users a chance for rehabilitation.