Jake Metcalfe


Jake Metcalfe JD ’90, a Juneau native, was appointed executive director of ASEA/AFSCME Local 52, Alaska’s largest labor union, on January 1, 2018. Previously, Metcalfe was a district attorney in Bethel and served a term on the city council there before moving to Anchorage, where he worked as associate general counsel to the IBEW Local 1547. He became that union’s top lawyer in 2004. Metcalfe was elected to the Anchorage School Board in 2001 and served two terms. In 2009, he became director of the Public Safety Employees’ Association Local 803, the union that represents police and corrections officers. He had a brief run for U.S. House in 2008 as a Democrat but dropped out before the primary.