Harriet Drummond

District: 18
Party: Democrat
Toll-Free: 800-922-3875

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 108
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-3875
Interim Contact
1500 W Benson Blvd
Anchorage AK, 99503
Phone: 907-269-0190

Harriet Drummond is a graphic designer, self-employed since 1981, providing professional services in print design to the business and non-profit community. She worked for printers, architects and engineers in her early years in Alaska.

When her children entered school in the late 1980s, she took an interest in the Anchorage School District and its overcrowded facilities. In 1994, Harriet got elected to the Anchorage School Board, where she served three consecutive terms. Voters approved over half a billion dollars in school bond issues during her tenure that built and restored schools all over the district, including the new Kincaid and Lake Hood Elementary Schools and Dimond High School in West Anchorage.

Because of term limits, Harriet ended her school board service in 2003, but continued her neighborhood activism through the North Star Community Council, serving in many positions including chair, and as chair and delegate to the Federation of Community Councils. Harriet was elected to the Anchorage Municipal Assembly in 2008 and the Alaska State House of Representatives in 2012.

Harriet grew up in New York City, graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and earned a bachelor of science at Cornell University in 1974. She moved to Anchorage in 1976. Harriet lives with her husband, Elstun Lauesen, in the North Star neighborhood, where she's been a homeowner since 1984.