“Alaskans have supported me all of these years and I’ve supported them – that’s what it’s all about.”
ANCHORAGE, AK – With nearly all precincts reporting, Congressman for All Alaska Don Young has received over 54% of the votes to continue serving as Alaska’s At-Large Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to be Alaska’s voice in Congress,” said Congressman Young. “I’ve always said this election is not about Don Young, it’s about getting the job done. From Kotzebue to Ketchikan and everywhere in between, I appreciate all of the encouragement in another spirited campaign. I’m grateful to have the support of Alaskans and to keep on fighting on behalf of our state and I’m energized to keep doing the job.”
Don Young joined by his daughters Dawn (left), Joni (right) and wife Anne (middle) celebrating at Egan Center as results were reported.
Congressman Young is the longest current serving member of the United States House of Representatives and holds the title of Dean of the House. He is Chairman Emeritus of the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The Washington Post named Congressman Young as one the top 10 most effective lawmakers, credited for his ability to work across party lines to focus on Alaskan interests. The Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy have recently ranked Congressman Young among the top 10% of bipartisan Members of Congress.