Charlie Pierce is a businessman who is now a politician under the Republican party and will be in the race running for the 2022 gubernatorial election in Alaska making it more than one candidate per party running for the post, thanks to the new Alaska elections rule.
Charlie Pierce was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and later moved to the United States with his family. Pierce served as mayor of Kenai Peninsula Borough from 2017 to 2022. Pierce was a member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly from 2006 to 2012.
|Full Name||Charlie Pierce|
|Profession||Business Manager & Politician|
Charlie Pierce Early Life and Education
Born into a military family in Wiesbaden, Germany, Charlie Pierce lived in Germany for a while before his family moved to the United States and he grew up in Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Georgia.
At the age of 17, his mom made the decision to move he and his two sisters to Anchorage, Alaska where he graduated from Bartlett High School in 1977. As early as possible, Charlie has been someone willing to work hard. In high school, he worked at Providence Hospital and GSI in Anchorage.
He attended Anchorage Community College, UAA, and Alaska Pacific University over a period of eight years while raising a family and working a full-time schedule.
After graduation, he worked with the multi-million dollar company ENSTAR. He is an experienced manager in the industry and has worked with several companies, harnessing his skills and putting his best to make the company the most productive.
He has a very positive and vibrant work attitude which had made him excel so far in all his fields. Charlie is happily married to Vonnie; together, have five sons, four daughters laws and eleven grandchildren.
Charlie Pierce’s Political Career
Charlie is a natural-born politician, with his charming words and confident look, he knows he has what it takes to lead. He became a member of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in 2006, and served as the mayor of the Assembly from 2017-2022, filming him an edge as an experienced Political leader.
Charlie emerged as the Republican candidate for the upcoming gubernatorial elections for Alaska state, after winning the top four primaries on August 16, 2022.
This would be the first time in Alaska gubernatorial elections that the top four primary candidates ranked according to voting choice would be contesting. This system was approved in the state by the people back in 2020 after the global Pandemic.
The Alaskan Republican party endorsed both current governors Dunleavy and Charlie to run for the upcoming election.