Senator Mark Begich is running for re-election, and already has been endorsed by the Alaska Democratic Party. A life-long Alaskan, Senator Begich is an entrepreneur who served as Mayor of Anchorage. In the Senate, he has focused on reducing the federal deficit, expanding resource development in Alaska, and improving the federal government's treatment of military veterans. Check out hiswebsite for more information.
Bill Walker and Byron Mallott are running for governor on a non-partisan/Independent ticket, and have been endorsed by the Alaska Democratic Party. Bill Walker is a businessman who has served in local government as worked as a carpenter and laborer on the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Mallott has decades of business and public service experience, including running the Permanent Fund Corporation, Sealaska Corporation, and serving in every gubernatorial administration since statehood. Mallott began his career in public service when he was elected Mayor of Yakutat at age 22, and also served as Mayor of Juneau. If elected, Mallott would be the first Alaska Native or Native American statewide elected official in Alaska.
Forrest Dunbar is running for Congress as a Democrat. A National Guard member, Forrest grew up in Eagle and Cordova. He has worked as a lawyer on behalf of low income Alaskans and Native Corporations, and recently completed JAG training. Check out his website for more information.
If you are interested in becoming a candidate in future elections, please contact the Alaska Democratic Party at 258-3050.