Alyse Galvin out-raises and holds more cash on hand than Don Young in the last FEC filing before the election
October 25, 2018
Anchorage, AK – Today, Independent congressional candidate Alyse Galvin announced a total of $295,678 raised in the final FEC filing before the election, significantly outraising Republican Don Young.
Galvin has continued to build grassroots momentum across the state, holding fundraisers, phonebanks, canvasses, and additional events across the state. Over 45,000 donors have contributed to the Galvin campaign, with over 97% of the fundraising total came from individuals. In contrast, less than 55% of Young’s funds came from individuals.
In out-raising Young, who announced a total of $32,100 this filing period, Galvin continues to build on the energy of her unprecedented grassroots effort across Alaska. Meanwhile, half of Young’s financial support came from special interests.
“While my opponent continues to rely on special interests and corporate money, our campaign has been built for and by the people. We’re running this campaign to change Washington and how Alaskans are represented,” Galvin said. “Alaskans deserve an Independent representative that is willing to work every single day for Alaskans, rather than being bought and paid for by special interests.”
A leader of the grassroots organization Great Alaska Schools, Galvin is mounting a serious challenge to the incumbent. She has an energized volunteer base of more than 900 Alaskans. Galvin won the Alaska Democratic Primary, as an Independent, with 54% of the vote against three other candidates, and has raised over a million dollars without a single cent from corporate PACs. Her campaign has hosted town hall style meet-and-greets all across Alaska, from Utqiagvik to Ketchikan and Valdez to Nome. Her message is clear: I’m listening, I’m present, and can’t wait to serve all Alaskans. Don Young, unfortunately, is bought and paid for by special interests and corporate money.
Alyse Galvin is a mom, a third-generation Alaskan, a community leader, and a former business owner. A tireless advocate for education, she spent the last five years as a leader of Great Alaska Schools organizing parents, students, educators, and community members to protect public schools from massive budget cuts. In 2017, she led statewide opposition to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.
Alyse Galvin is an Independent and the Alaska Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. Congress. Galvin will face Rep. Don Young in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.