Tiffany Zulkosky was born and raised in Bethel, Alaska and has spent her entire career working to improve life for rural Alaskans. Of Yup’ik and Polish descent, she is the daughter of Patricia Zulkosky of Bethel and the late Joe Hinz of Kipnuk. Elected to Bethel City Council at the age of 23 and serving as Mayor by the time she was 24, Tiffany became the youngest mayor in Bethel’s history. Appointed to serve as Rural Director for U.S. Senator Mark Begich, Tiffany has held leadership roles in both community and energy planning organizations.
Tiffany currently works as the Vice President of Communications for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast, and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Northwest University.
On March 9, 2018, Tiffany was sworn in to the Alaska State House to represent District 38. The western Alaska district includes the communities of Akiachak, Akiak, Aniak, Atmautluak, Bethel, Chefornak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, Eek, Platinum, Goodnews Bay, Kasigluk, Kipnuk, Kongiganak, Kwigillingok, Kwethluk, Marshall, Mekoryuk, Napakiak, Napaskiak, Newtok, Nightmute, Nunapitchuk, Oscarville, Platinum, Quinhagak, Russian Mission, Tuluksak, Tuntutuliak, Toksook Bay, Tununak, Lower and Upper Kalskag. Tiffany is the only Alaska Native woman currently serving in the Alaska State Legislature and serves as sole chair of the House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs and Co-Chair of the House Health & Social Services Committee.
When she’s not serving the district and the state that she loves, you can probably find Tiffany spending time with close friends and loved ones, grabbing a cup of coffee or enjoying a great show on Netflix.