Matt Claman

Matt Claman
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
from the 21st District
Assumed office
January 20, 2015
Preceded by redistricted
Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska (acting)
In office
January 3, 2009  July 1, 2009
Preceded by Mark Begich
Succeeded by Dan Sullivan
Member of the Anchorage Assembly
In office
April 2007  April 2010
Preceded by Pamela Jennings
Succeeded by Ernie Hall
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lisa Rieger
Children 2
Residence Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Alma mater University of Texas (J.D.)
Colorado College (B.A.)
Profession Lawyer

Matthew W. "Matt" Claman (born 1959) is an American politician from Alaska. A Democrat, he serves in the Alaska House of Representatives. He was elected to the House in 2014.[1] He is also a former member of the Anchorage Assembly. In this position, he served as acting mayor of Anchorage, Alaska for the first half of 2009.[2] He succeeded Mark Begich, who was elected to represent Alaska in the U.S. Senate in the 2008 general election.

Claman served on the Anchorage Assembly since 2007 and became its chair in 2008, enabling him to assume the post of mayor as provided by the city charter. Claman was a candidate for mayor in the April 7, 2009 election. He lost a re-election bid in 2010 to Ernie Hall, a businessman who was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Alaska in 2002.[3]


  1. Moritz, Katie (January 15, 2015). "Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers". Juneau Empire. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  2. Hunter, Don (December 30, 2008). "Claman will become mayor Saturday". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved January 2, 2009.
  3. Profile,, April 6, 2010; accessed November 23, 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Begich
Mayor of Anchorage
Succeeded by
Dan Sullivan

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