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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