Lindsay Kavanaugh has been the Executive Director for the Alaska Democratic Party since 2019. During her tenure, the Party has made gains up and down the ballot, implemented the first-ever Party-Run Primary (in-lieu of a caucus) to determine Alaska Democrats’ presidential preference, and successfully ensured a fair and equitable redistricting process for appropriate representation of Alaskans.

Lindsay has placed a renewed emphasis on professionalism at Party headquarters in Anchorage to empower and enable Democratic candidates, campaign staff, adjunct organizations, and other stakeholders across the state to run effective and efficient campaigns. In 2022, under her leadership, the Alaska Democratic Party staff team was one of four entities nominated for the Gain Power Award for Innovation and Inspiration by a State, County, or Local Party.  

At the national level, Lindsay was elected as the Western Region Representative on the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors (2023-current) and presents regularly at the Association of State Democratic Committees’ trainings and meetings around the U.S.

Prior to joining the Alaska Democratic Party, Lindsay worked for 17 years in Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon as a national security subject matter expert. Her policy portfolio included counterterrorism, irregular warfare, countering weapons of mass destruction, cyber, science & technology, and intelligence.

Born and raised in Colorado, Lindsay enjoys all the outdoor activities that Alaska has to offer, especially fishing, camping, and hiking.

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Fawna Hunt has been an active Democrat for over 20 years.

In 2020, she was the Caucus and Convention Coordinator for the Wyoming Democratic Party (WDP). In that role, Fawna lead the transition from traditional in-person caucuses to determine presidential preference to a Party-Run Primary by-mail election with a  ranked choice ballot. Participation in the WDP Party-Run Primary resulted in a 2 times increase in voter turnout statewide with up to a 5 times increase in rural counties. Fawna also ran operations and logistics for the WDP in Cheyenne. 

Prior to joining the Alaska Democratic Party, Fawna worked in operations and as a manager in a variety of industries, including construction, retail, and politics. 

She loves travel and, as a born and bred Wyomingite, all things outdoors, especially scuba diving, hiking, and camping. She is very much looking forward to enjoying all the nature Alaska has to offer!

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Sarah Hunt worked at the Wyoming Democratic Party (WPD) for 5 years, starting as the Coordinated Director and moving quickly into the Executive Director position.

While at WDP, Sarah oversaw the first state-wide Coordinated campaign in many years, implemented the first-ever Party-Run
Primary to determine Wyoming’s Democrats’ presidential preference, and
grew the party into a professional organization that was recognized at the
national level.

She was elected as the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors Western Vice Chair and served on that board and as a member of the Association of State Democratic Committee board for many

Sarah has her MA from the University of Denver, served in the Peace Corps in Romania, and has worked in a variety of fields including domestic violence advocacy, refugee resettlement, and AI technology.

She loves to travel, take her cat Ruth on adventures, read books, garden, eat good food, and hang out with her friends (new or old). Sarah was born and raised in Wyoming and loves the outdoors, especially an easy stroll near the mountains. She loves learning about the flora and fauna here in Alaska.

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