11 file to fill Young’s unexpired term as deadline looms

More candidates have filed to fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young ahead of the Friday deadline.
Published: Mar. 30, 2022 at 4:33 PM AKDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2022 at 5:26 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Eleven candidates have filed to fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young, and at least two more have indicated they would make it official before Friday’s filing deadline.

The seat became vacant when the 88-year-old Young, the longest-ever serving Republican in the U.S. House, died March 18. Nick Begich III said he filed his paperwork Wednesday for both the special election to fill the remainder of Young’s current term and the regular election.

Ten others have also filed, including longtime Alaskan Jeff Lowenfels who announced his filing on Wednesday. Christopher Constant, a Democrat, and Al Gross, an independent, also have said they intend to run.

Alaska’s News Source contributed to this article.

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