|Vice Chair||Brent Watkins|
|House Majority Leader||Steve M. Thompson (in coalition with Republicans)|
|Senate Minority Leader||Tom Begich|
|Political position||Centre to centre-left|
|National affiliation||U.S. Democratic Party|
|Seats in the U.S. Senate|
0 / 2
|Seats in the U.S. House of Representatives|
0 / 1
|Statewide Executive Offices|
0 / 2
|Seats in the State Senate|
7 / 20[a]
|Seats in the State House of Representatives|
15 / 40
It is one of the two major parties in Alaska, alongside the Republicans. Currently, the party holds no statewide offices in Alaska. In the state legislature meanwhile, Democrats hold 7 of the 20 seats in the state senate and 15 of the 40 seats in the state house. 
Currently there are over 75,000 registered members of the Alaska Democratic Party.
In 1949, the Young Democrats of Alaska was established as a group. Except in U.S. presidential elections, the Alaska Democratic Party was very successful in the early days of statehood and the late territory days (pre-1959), featuring such characters as territorial governor and later national senator Ernest Gruening. Gruening was one of only two senators to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which authorized an expansion of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Bob Bartlett, also a Democrat, and erstwhile secretary of the territory, was the first senator from Alaska, and remained a senator until his death in 1968. William A. Egan, also of the Alaska Democratic Party, was elected the first governor of the State of Alaska. Until the election of governor Bill Walker, he was the only governor of Alaska of either party to have been born in Alaska. In the U.S. House meanwhile, Democrat Ralph J. Rivers was the state's first representative from statehood until 1967.
In the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Ted Kennedy, representing Senator Robert Kennedy (of New York), in the presence of Senator Gruening, gave a historic speech on the island-community of Sitka, Alaska.  Democrat Mike Gravel was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1968, and stayed in for two terms until his defeat in the Democratic primary in 1980 (Republicans ultimately picked up the seat in the general). In 2008 and 2019, he was a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. By the end of 1973, Gravel was the only Alaska Democrat remaining in federal office, as the state's House seat and other Senate seat had switched hands to Republicans. After Gravel left office, Democrats would not hold any seats in Alaska's congressional delegation again for almost three decades.
On October 16, 1972, Alaska's incumbent Democratic congressman Nick Begich went missing in a plane crash along with House Majority Leader Hale Boggs en route to Juneau from Anchorage. In spite of this, three weeks later, Begich won re-election to his seat. However, he was later declared dead on December 29 of that year after an intensive search effort.  Begich's body nor the plane he flew on were ever found. Begich is currently the most recent Democrat to serve Alaska in the U.S. House. In a special election held shortly thereafter in 1973, Republican Don Young (who had previously lost to the late Begich) won election to the seat, and has held it ever since.
Following the oil boom in Alaska, and the construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, many Americans from outside the State came to Alaska to live. This correlated with and possibly caused (following a national trend ) a slow but distinct rightward shift in State politics. Particularly in the last two decades, however, it is not the Democratic party per se that has lost power, but the range of shifts in the due to "swing" votes. The most recent Democrat to serve as Governor of Alaska was Tony Knowles, from 1995 to 2003. In a further confusion of the recent degree of authority of the Democratic Party in the State of Alaska, a plethora of registered Democrats voted for (ideologically Republican) incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski during her write in campaign of the 2010 election, presumably with the goal of defeating the Republican standard bearer and Tea Party candidate Joe Miller
Democrat Barack Obama won the 2008 Democratic caucuses in Alaska by a margin of more than three to one over Hillary Clinton, a higher percentage than any State in the union except Idaho. He then received 37.89 percent of the total statewide vote in the general election, losing the state to Republican John McCain, who had selected then-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running mate. In the same election year however, Democrat Mark Begich won election to the U.S. Senate by a narrow margin over longtime Republican incumbent Ted Stevens. Begich later lost re-election in 2014,  while the Democratic-endorsed independent candidate Bill Walker simultaneously defeated incumbent Republican Sean Parnell for Governor. 
In 2012, President Obama lost the state to Republican Mitt Romney yet increased his percentage of the statewide vote to 40.81%. This was later used as evidence in a high-profile New York Times article detailing the complexity of Alaska politics and the difficulty in predicting the influence and elect-ability of Democrats within the State. Most recently in 2016, Republican candidate for President Donald Trump carried the state by around fifteen percentage points over Hillary Clinton, slightly worse than Obama's 2012 performance. No Democrat has carried Alaska in presidential elections since 1964 when Lyndon B. Johnson had his landslide victory over Barry Goldwater.
Since Byron Mallott resigned as Lieutenant Governor in 2018 after a scandal,  Democrats have held no statewide office in Alaska. On the flip side, Democrats do currently control the Alaska House of Representatives in a coalition with independent Republicans, while Republicans hold a supermajority in the Alaska State Senate with one independent Democrat caucusing with them.
The executive committee of the Alaska Democratic Party consists of the following individuals:
The Alaska Democratic Party performs many functions, all with the aim of helping Democrats to win elected office within the state.
These functions include:
From the Alaska Democratic Party Platform, Nome, Alaska 2014:
"Platform Summary Energy, Education, and Alaska Values:
Alaska's Constitution requires that we obtain the "maximum benefit" from resource development. Alaska Democrats support the bipartisan concept of the Owner State and will work to control our own resources.
Delivering affordable energy to all Alaskans must be a top priority for the legislature.
Restore an oil production tax structure that rewards development and maximizes returns to Alaskans Support energy efficiency investments that pay for themselves; Prioritize energy investments.
Get natural gas to market and maximize the benefit for Alaskans; Expand renewable/alternative energy production.
Human capital is our most valuable natural resource. Investing non-renewable resource profits in our children will pay sustained dividends for Alaska.
Finish University of Alaska engineering facilities; Ensure classroom funding keeps pace with inflation.
Establish universal voluntary Pre-K; Reduce class sizes; Ensure vocational and technical training opportunities are available for all Alaska job seekers; Expand research capacity of the University of Alaska;
The state legislature should support Alaska values of self-reliance, subsistence, personal privacy, government restraint, and balanced budgets.
Support Medicaid Expansion; Protect the Permanent Fund Dividend; Protect Alaskans' right to self-reliance; Defend Alaskans' Right to Privacy; Protect Alaskans' property from government seizure; Support active duty and veteran service members; Re-establish the Alaska Commission on the Status of Women; Protect Alaska's Constitutional language prohibiting use of public funding for private schools;
Expand Denali Kid Care; Equality of Voting Access for rural and urban areas; Support active duty and veteran service members; Equal pay for equal work; Expand child care assistance for working families; Support local food production; Protect Alaskans' retirement savings."