George Wuerch

George Wuerch

Wuerch in 2003
Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska
In office
July 1, 2000  July 1, 2003
Preceded by Rick Mystrom
Succeeded by Mark Begich
Chair of the Anchorage Assembly
Personal details
Born 1936 (age 7980)
Tacoma, Washington
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Brenda
Children Karrie and Debra
Residence Anchorage, Alaska

George P. Wuerch (born ca. 1936) is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He served as mayor of Anchorage, Alaska from 2000 to 2003.[1]

In the 2003 mayoral election, he was defeated for reelection by former city assemblyman Mark Begich.[2] 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.

Political career

As mayor of Anchorage, George Wuerch removed a gay pride exhibit from the Loussac Library creating controversy.[3]


Wuerch attended Oregon State University and graduated in 1957 with his wife Brenda Wuerch. While in OSU Wuerch was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.


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.


Preceded by
Rick Mystrom
Mayor of Anchorage
Succeeded by
Mark Begich

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