In Ketchikan, Gravina Island is now seen as an opportunity for affordable housing.
Peltola is in Washington with her seven children (including three step-children), two grandchildren, two sisters and her husband.
Though elections officials are still compiling statistics from the vote, political advisers, pollers and independent observers say there are five early lessons from Alaska’s first ranked choice election.
Both Republicans in the Nov. 8 general-election race to succeed the late Rep. Don Young declined to drop out of the race Monday.
KYUK’s Nina Kravinsky spoke with Peltola by phone shortly after the election results were announced on Aug. 31.
Peltola will fill the remainder of the late Congressman Don Young’s term in office.
When preliminary results are announced at 4 p.m. Wednesday, it will reveal the likely winner.
If Peltola wins, she’ll be the first Alaska Native person ever elected to Congress. But right now, all she wants to do is fish.
The outcome of the special election to fill the remainder of Don Young’s term will be announced on Wednesday.
Libertarian candidate Chris Bye says the two-party status quo “has failed us miserably.”