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Verne Rupright

Verne E. Rupright (born c. 1951) is an Alaskan lawyer, Vietnam veteran, and Republican Party member, is the current Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. Rupright was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and graduated from Saugus High School in 1969. After high school, Rupright enlisted in the United States Air Force, and spent a year in Vietnam. After moving to Alaska in 1976, Rupright began as a pipeline construction worker, and then became a state corrections officer. Since 1992, he has been a practicing attorney in Alaska. Rupright is married and has two daughters. During the United States presidential election, 2008, he was a supporter of Sarah Palin. In 2008, after living in Wasilla for 25 years, Rupright contested a five-way race for mayor of Wasilla. He finished second in the city's October 7, 2008 mayoral election, and participated in a two-way runoff with Marty Metiva on October 28. Rupright won 466 votes in the runoff, and election officials confirmed him as the winner on October 31. Rupright ran for a second term for mayor of Wasilla. In 2010, Rupright responded to Levi Johnston's announcement that he is going to run for mayor of Wasilla. Rupright told Entertainment Tonight that, "Well, it

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