Highlighting Effectiveness, Bipartisanship and Proven Record
ANCHORAGE, AK – Alaska Public Media and KTUU Channel 2 News hosted the “Debate for the State” between Congressman for All Alaska Don Young and his opponent. While Congressman Young was prepared for a balanced and issue focused debate unfortunately the questions did not reflect Alaskan interests. In spite of that, Congressman Young was able to emphasize his accomplishments and assure voters that he is concentrated on Alaska.
“While many questions were asked at tonight’s debate, it was clear to see that the issues facing Alaska require an experienced and informed leader in order to deliver results which Don Young has been producing for Alaskans,” said Campaign Manager Jerry Hood. “His record reflects a steadfast commitment to solving the problems in Alaska. Tonight, Alaskans saw an unqualified candidate who repeatedly refused to answer the moderator’s questions. From icebreakers to veterans, Young’s opponent could not articulate a single, original thought or provide any tangible solutions but rather attacked the Congressman and demonstrated her incompetence. The state cannot afford representation in Congress that does not understand the complex issues in our state and how to fight for our rights as Alaskans.”
With 81 bills signed into law, 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.