Steve Quinn- January 11, 2018
A vocal advocate for public education has decided she wants to challenge the longest-serving member of Congress, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).
Alyse Galvin, 52, of Anchorage, Thursday afternoon arrived at the Division of Elections office to file paperwork for the August primary.
She filed as an Independent in what's currently a narrow candidate field and will run in the Democratic primary.
She filed alongside her husband, Pat Galvin, former revenue commissioner under Gov. Sarah Palin.
Also joining her were daughter Bridget, 20, and son Camden, a 17-year-old who will be eligible to vote for his mother in the upcoming election.
After filing, Galvin said she believed Alaskans were ready for a change.
“I think we’ve reached that point right now where we’re tired of what’s happening in Washington and we are tired of feeling as though the folks in Washington are not doing what Alaskans need,” she said.