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  • Phone: 907.465.4968
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  • Juneau AK, 99801

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  • 1500 W. Benson Blvd.
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Personal Profile


Mia Costello

District K, Republican

Place of Birth

  • Anchorage


  • Lifelong Alaskan
  • Anchorage (1968-91, 99-03, 08 to present)
  • Juneau (1991-99, 03-06)
  • Fairbanks (2006-08)


  • Mother, teacher, public relations executive and Governor's staff


  • Spouse: Andrew


  • Two boys


  • West High School - Diploma, 1986
  • Harvard University - B.A. in Government, 1990
  • University of Alaska Southeast - Master of Arts in Teaching, 1997

Alaska State House of Representatives

  • Finance Committee: 2011 - 2014

Alaska State Senate

  • Chair, Labor and Commerce Committee 2015-Present
  • Co-Chair, Joint Armed Services Committee
  • Member, Judiciary Committee 2015-Present

Other Political and Government Positions

  • Governor's Office Deputy Director of Communications
  • Legislative aide
  • State Public Information Officer
  • Intern coordinator for U.S. Senator Ted Stevens
  • Governor's Outdoor Recreation and Trails Advisory Council
  • Governor's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
  • Statehood Celebration Commission

Business and Professional Positions

  • Coach, NineStar Education & Employment Services
  • Teacher, Anchorage and Juneau School Districts
  • Public relations executive
  • Owner, Mia Costello Consulting

Service Organizations and Community Involvement

  • Alaska Outdoor Council
  • National Rifle Association
  • Alaska Airmen's Association
  • Anchorage Republican Women's Club, Juneau Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Masters Swimming

Other Involvement

  • Alaska Humanities Forum Teacher Exchange to Sand Point
  • Co-Nect Schools Excellence in Education finalist

Special Interests

  • Youth literacy
  • Flying
  • Swimming
  • Camping
Personal Legislation

SB 14 ~ Transportation Network Companies

Senate Bill 14, the Let’s Ride Alaska Act, improves transportation and economic opportunity through innovation. The bill provides clarity in state law to allow for Rideshare companies to operate in Alaska.

SB 17 ~ Stevens/Inouye University Exchange Program

Senate Bill 17 establishes the Stevens-Inouye University Exchange Program at the University of Alaska and the University of Hawaii. The bill creates an exchange program between the universities for political science students and commemorates the decades-long friendship between Alaska Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens and Hawaii’s Democratic U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye. The program celebrates their legacy of bipartisan leadership and strengthens the bond between our two states.

SB 80 ~ Telecommunications Services for Disabled Subscribers

Senate Bill 80 updates state statute to improve technology service for Alaska’s deaf, hard of hearing,
and speech impaired community.

SCR 10 ~ Proclaiming 2018 the Year of Innovation in Alaska

Senate Concurrent Resolution 10 would proclaim 2018 as the Year of Innovation in Alaska.

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