|Minority Leader of the Alaska Senate
January 15, 2019 –January 17, 2023
|Member of the Alaska Senate
from the J district
January 17,2017 –January 17,2023
Thomas Scott Begich
| Nick Begich (father)
Mark Begich (brother)
|Bard College (BA)
Thomas Scott Begich (born October 31,1960) is an American politician and a former Democratic member of the Alaska Senate. He represented District J from 2017 to 2023 and was elected twice without general election opposition.In 2022,his seat was redistricted,and Begich chose to withdraw his candidacy for the seat.
Begich is a musician and author. He has released six albums and has performed in venues across the country. He is also the author of a book of poetry,"Six Truths,Fifty Sonnets."He was a delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Tom Begich's father was Nick Begich,a member of the United States House of Representatives.His brother,Mark,was a member of the United States Senate and his brother Nick Jr.,is a conspiracy theorist author,scientist,and researcher. Tom Begich's uncle,Joseph Begich,served 18 years in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Begich's wife,Sarah Sledge,is a singer and songwriter.
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Begich may refer to:
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