Wuerch in 2003
|Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska|
July 1, 2000 – July 1, 2003
|Preceded by||Rick Mystrom|
|Succeeded by||Mark Begich|
|Chair of the Anchorage Assembly|
1936 (age 79–80)|
|Children||Karrie and Debra|
In the 2003 mayoral election, he was defeated for reelection by former city assemblyman Mark Begich. Before this, Wuerch was chair of the Anchorage Assembly and chair of the board of directors for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
A retired United States Marine Corps officer with 21 years of service, Wuerch has also been governmental affairs manager for the Northwest Alaskan Gasline, the founder and president of Fluor Daniel Alaska Engineering, and the vice president of corporate affairs for the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.
As mayor of Anchorage, George Wuerch removed a gay pride exhibit from the Loussac Library creating controversy.
George and Brenda Wuerch have two daughters, Karrie Wuerch who lives in Corvallis, Oregon and Debra Wuerch who resides in Anchorage, Alaska. Debra Wuerch has three daughters, Julie Loughlin who goes to Oregon State University, Jessica Loughlin who goes to Northwest University, and Caroline Wuerch.
- "Top 25 Most Powerful Alaskans: George Wuerch". Alaska Journal of Commerce. April 22, 2001. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
- "Democrat Mark Begich to face Republican George Wuerch in runoff 04/06/00". Peninsula Clarion. April 6, 2000. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
- U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Hearing Statements - Hon. George Wuerch, Mayor, Municipality of Anchorage, AK
|Mayor of Anchorage
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