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Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)


Biography
District: At Large
Political Highlights: Fort Yukon City Council, 1960-64; mayor of Fort Yukon, 1964-68; Alaska House, 1967-70; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1972; Alaska Senate, 1971-73; U.S. House, 1973-present
Born: June 9, 1933; Meridian, Calif.
Residence: Fort Yukon
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Engaged to Anne Garland Walton; two children
Education: Yuba Junior College, A.A. 1952; Chico State College, B.A. 1958
Military Service: Army, 1955-57
Start of Service: Elected: 1973 (20th full term)
Committee Assignments: Natural Resources (Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans & Insular Affairs; Indian & Alaska Native Affairs - Chairman; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalDon Young (R) 142,57251.0
Forrest Dunbar (D) 114,60241.0
Jim McDermott (LIBERT) 21,2907.6
2012generalDon Young (R) 185,29663.9
Sharon Cissna (D) 82,92728.6
Jim McDermott (LIBERT) 15,0285.2
Ted Gianoutsos (WRI) 5,5891.9
2010generalDon Young (R) 175,38469.0
Harry Crawford (D) 77,60630.5
2008generalDon Young (R) 158,93950.1
Ethan Berkowitz (D) 142,56045.0
Don Wright (AKI) 14,2744.5
2006generalDon Young (R) 132,74356.6
Diane Benson (D) 93,87940.0
Alexander Crawford (LIBERT) 4,0291.7
Eva Ince (GREEN) 1,8190.8
Bill Ratigan (IMP) 1,6150.7
2004generalDon Young (R) 213,21671.1
Thomas Higgins (D) 67,07422.4
Timothy Feller (GREEN) 11,4343.8
Alvin Anders (LIBERT) 7,1572.4
2002generalDon Young (R) 169,68574.5
Clifford Greene (D) 39,35717.3
Russell deForest (GREEN) 14,4356.3
Rob Clift (LIBERT) 3,7971.7
2000generalDon Young (R) 190,86269.6
Clifford Greene (D) 45,37216.5
Anna Young (GREEN) 22,4408.2
Jim Dore (AKI) 10,0853.7
Leonard Karpinski (LIBERT) 4,8021.8
1998generalDon Young (R) 139,67662.6
James Duncan (D) 77,23234.6
John Grames (GREEN) 5,9232.7
1996generalDon Young (R) 138,83459.4
Georgianna Lincoln (D) 85,11436.4
William Nemec (AKI) 5,0172.1
John Grames (GREEN) 4,5131.9
1994generalDon Young (R) 118,53756.9
Tony Smith (D) 68,17232.7
Jonni Whitmore (GREEN) 21,27710.2
1992generalDon Young (R) 111,84946.8
John Devens (D) 102,37842.8
Michael States (AKI) 15,0496.3
Mike Milligan (GREEN) 9,5294.0
1990generalDon Young (R) 99,00351.7
John Devens (D) 91,67747.8
1988generalDon Young (R) 120,59562.5
Peter Gruenstein (D) 71,88137.3
1986generalDon Young (R) 101,79956.5
Pegge Begich (D) 74,05341.1
Betty Breck (LIBERT) 4,1822.3
1984generalDon Young (R) 113,58255.0
Pegge Begich (D) 86,05241.7
Betty Breck (I) 6,5083.2
1982generalDon Young (R) 128,27470.8
Dave Carlson (D) 52,01128.7
1980generalDon Young (R) 114,08973.8
Kevin Parnell (D) 39,92225.8
1978generalDon Young (R) 68,81155.4
Patrick Rodey (D) 55,17644.4
1976generalDon Young (R) 83,72270.8
1974generalDon Young (R) 51,64153.8
William Hensley (D) 44,28046.2
1972general
Don Young (R) 41,75043.8
Roll Call Vitals

21st

Alaska is 21st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.