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David M. "Dave" Talerico is an American politician from Alaska. A Republican, he has served in the Alaska House of Representatives since 2015. He represents House District 6, a vast district in The Bush that encompasses the Denali Borough and other unincorporated areas. He is the longest-serving mayor of the Denali Borough, in office from 2002 to 2012,[1] and briefly served on the Borough Assembly again from 2013 to 2014, when he was elected to the House of Representatives.[2] He is a longtime resident of Healy.

Dave Talerico
Dave Talerico of Alaska.jpg
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 6th District
Assumed office
January 20, 2015
Preceded byredistricted
Member of the Borough Assembly
of the Denali Borough, Alaska
In office
Mayor of the Denali Borough, Alaska
In office
Succeeded byClay Walker
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceHealy, Alaska
Occupationpolitician, miner

Talerico previously ran unsuccessfully for a House seat against David Guttenberg, a Democrat from Fairbanks. He worked for Republican Representative Doug Isaacson as a legislative staffer from 2012 to 2013.[1] He is a miner by trade and was the director of human resources and safety at the Usibelli Coal Mine at the time of his election to the House of Representatives in 2014.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Denali Borough mayor resigning to take job with Isaacson". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. November 7, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
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  3. ^ Capps, Kris (December 22, 2013). "Talerico files to run for Alaska Legislature". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Retrieved February 9, 2015.