We need a leader who will protect Alaskans’ way of life and fight for what we Alaskans need and deserve: affordable and effective healthcare for all, a thriving and sustainable economy with good paying jobs, and a high-quality public education from birth. I believe I am that leader and that is why I am running to represent Alaska in Congress.

I know first-hand the challenges working families face in Alaska. I have led students, parents, educators, and communities across the state to advance and strengthen our public education system. I have worked alongside you in restaurants, small and large businesses to make ends meet for my family.

I am not a politician, and never expected to be one. But I am frustrated by the lack of solutions coming out of Washington, by the constant partisan bickering and backbiting, and I know that I can do it better. I will bring to the job an open heart, an open mind, and the Alaska values of community and working together to get things done. I will work with all sides, build coalitions, and pass inclusive legislation, fighting for all Alaskan families.

I hope you’ll take a moment to read about where I stand on many of the issues important to Alaskans. In the months ahead on this campaign, l will listen to voters and work with community leaders around Alaska to consolidate ideas, and will release further policy proposals as part of our plan for Alaska’s future.