University Legislative Information
This site provides information on legislation, UA's budget request, bills affecting the university, important dates for committee hearings and other helpful resources. You'll also find briefing sheets on UA priorities, Juneau updates and the SupportUA Listserve.
We suggest that when contacting legislators regarding issues such as the budget you avoid using university email or other resources, and that you do so on your own time, such as lunch time or after work. The university's budget is not a partisan political issue or a ballot measure -- those issues are subject to very strict prohibitions or restrictions on use of state resources. However, your advocacy will have the greatest effect if it does not raise use of resource issues.
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Alaska's Federal Delegation
About the AVP Government Relations Miles Baker
Associate Vice President of Government Relations
In Juneau during session: 227 4th Street, Juneau
In Anchorage: 1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 209B, Anchorage, AK 99508
Miles Baker works on behalf of the university with the legislature, the governor, and state and federal agencies. Baker advises the president, Board of Regents, and university executives on political issues and strategies essential to successfully move the university’s legislative priorities.
Throughout the session Baker will provide regular updates to the university community about legislative activities, the university budget approval process, and legislation affecting the university and its constituents.
Baker has extensive experience with a wide range of skills, from communications, public relations, finance and marketing, to extensive government relations, legislative strategy and advocacy experience, and has deep ties to Alaska with contacts throughout the state. He previously worked for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) as vice president of external affairs and government relations. He was chief of staff for Senator Bert Stedman, where he gained progressive responsibility as senior legislative aide and principal policy advisor. He was responsible for legislative drafting, political strategy and communications with legislators, staff, industry coalitions, business leaders and political subdivisions around the state. As staff for the co-chairman of the Alaska Senate Finance Committee he was responsible for providing strategic counsel to senate leadership on revenue and finance issues.
Baker worked for Sen. Lisa Murkowski first as an economic and legislative policy advisor in Washington, D.C. and then as her state director in Anchorage. As part of Sen. Murkowski’s leadership team, Baker supervised the statewide operations and the activities in six regional offices. He represented the Senator in an official capacity, traveling throughout the state, engaging Alaskans, and speaking on her behalf. It was his job to identify political and policy issues of concern and implement strategies for resolution.
Prior to beginning his political profession, Baker attended the United States Naval Academy and served as Captain in the United States Marine Corps, chief-of-staff for 180-person logistics support operation. He served with two separate rapid-response units in Okinawa, Japan and provided logistics support for large multi-national training exercises throughout Asia Pacific. Following his military service, he worked in media and marketing in the private business sector for over a decade before returning to Alaska. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.