Biography

During his tenure as U.S. Senator for Alaska, Mark Begich earned the reputation of a hard-working, pragmatic problem-solver who was willing to work across party lines to get things done. Known for his bipartisan approach and utilizing his business experience, Mark developed a solid record of breaking down bureaucratic barriers and delivering results.

In the Senate Mark was a fierce advocate for Alaska Native and American Indian issues, addressing such diverse topics as 
subsistence, health care, land rights, government contracting preferences, contract support costs, gaming, taxation, health care, job training and employment, law and order, and violence against women.

Quickly rising to leadership positions, Mark was Chairman of the Steering and Outreach Committee and the Oceans Subcommittee as well as the Emergency Management and Disaster Committee. He also served on several influential committees including Appropriations, Commerce, Veterans, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Armed Services, and Indian Affairs. 

Through his alliance with the Sonosky, Chambers firm, Mark looks forward to remaining deeply involved in Alaska Native and American Indian policy issues by assisting the firm’s clients in strategic planning and in their dealings with the federal government. Mark is an independent contractor and works with clients of our firm through his company Northern Compass Group, LLC.