July 16, 2018
Today, Independent candidate for Congress Alyse Galvin announced she has raised $246,537 in her second fundraising quarter for a total of $530,656 in the 2018 cycle, significantly outraising incumbent Republican Don Young for the second quarter in a row.
Over the last six months, Galvin has built support with 2,484 individual donors and over 600 volunteers. She has traveled throughout Alaska, meeting voters in Anchorage, Bethel, Kotzebue, Kodiak, Fairbanks, Juneau, Homer, Palmer, Seward, Whittier, Soldotna, and elsewhere. More than three-quarters of Galvin’s fundraising total is from individual Alaskans. Her sole contribution from a Political Action Committee (PAC) is from NEA-Alaska, the state’s largest teachers’ union. NEA-AK endorsed Galvin in June citing her tireless advocacy for public education as a leader of Great Alaska Schools. Galvin has pledged that she will not accept corporate PAC money.
“The outpouring of support from Alaskans for my campaign shows that this is a different kind of election year and I am a different kind of candidate,” said Galvin. “That’s not just reflected in dollars, it’s reflected in the number of Alaskans who have signed up to volunteer for my campaign, who have come out to talk with me at events in their communities, who have never been involved in politics before and who are ready for a representative who listens to them. I’m running for Congress to bring Alaska’s needs and Alaska’s values to Washington, not the other way around. It’s time we had a representative who was Of the People and For the People. I’m ready to be that leader for Alaskans.”
Young raised just $177,719 in the second quarter, nearly half of which came from corporate special interest PACs.
Galvin is a lifelong Alaskan, education advocate, and mother of four. She spent the last five years as a leader of Great Alaska Schools fighting for public education.
The Alaska Democratic Primary is Tuesday, August 21, 2018. The winner of the primary will face Don Young in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018