Congressional candidate Q&A

The Anchorage Daily News asked candidates in statewide elections their views on a variety of issues. We're posting their responses between now and Election Day.

Question: If elected what are the three most important things you want to accomplish?


Tim Carter


I want to represent all Alaskans and bring prosperity to our state as well as re-instill respect for our representatives.

I will work diligently with the other elected representatives and our president to open ANWR.

We need to have a state of the art airplane facility that will generate millions of dollars to our great state.

Ted Gianoutsos

On ballot by petition as no-party candidate, registered as (founding member) Veterans Party of Alaska I WILL open ANWR in the most beneficial way for Alaska, America, and wildlife. It is worth 2 trillion dollars. Alaska's share will ensure Alaska's prosperity for the next 50 years and provide billions for good jobs, education, healthcare, seniors, roads, bigger pfd's and all of the other things that make living in Alaska the best! That will be my biggest accomplishment, by far.

Fredrick "David" Haase


Insure Social Security for the young when they become age eligible. Abolish the individual income tax. Federalize the Federal Reserve and place it under Congressional control and oversight. Pay the entire national debt off, with non-interest bearing treasury notes. Thereby canceling the Federal Reserve notes out of existence. Google "money as debt" by Paul Grignon, once you understand you will know the truth. We still have time to bail out. Let' take our country back.

Scott McAdams


I'm running for office to send Alaska values to Washington. Alaska needs a senator that will fight for the important federal investment to continue developing our young state, someone who will keep our promises to seniors and believes in the promise of our children. I will work to bring our natural resources to market and put Alaskans to work. I will never let Washington's partisan politics get in the way of Alaska communities' needs. We must leave our children with a stronger, more prosperous state.

Joe Miller


Limit the size and scope of the federal government.

Return more power to state governments.

Reform tax code to encourage job creation.

Lisa Murkowski

Republican Write-in

Ensure more access to Alaska's natural resources such as oil and gas development in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, and ANWR; start gas pipeline construction; expand use of renewable energy and protect fisheries.

Protect Alaska from the heavy hand of Washington, D.C., by fighting onerous regulations; and ensuring our military bases remain among the world's finest.

Reduce our national deficit, stop out-of-control federal spending, and make the tax code more predictable for families and businesses.


Harry Crawford


I would introduce legislation to make getting Alaska's North Slope Gas to market America's Number 1 energy priority.

I would introduce legislation to supplement our Social Security system by establishing a universal pension system that would be 100% portable.

I would introduce an amendment to reverse the decision granting corporate personhood to repair the damage from the Citizens United decision that has opened the floodgates to corrupt corporate money.

Don Young


If elected, the 3 most important things I want to accomplish is to repeal health care, balance the federal budget, and improve the economy for Alaskans through improved infrastructure and access to resources.


Ethan Berkowitz


First, build an All-Alaska gasline.

Second, diversify our economy by making sure we are "open for business."

Third, bring low cost energy to all Alaskans all across the state.

Sean Parnell


Alaska needs to fill up the oil pipeline, get Alaska's gas to market, and improve the quality of life for our families. To fill up the pipeline, I'll make our tax regime more competitive, build roads to resources, and fight federal overreach that has choked off development. To get our gas to market, I'll continue the work that's brought Alaska into historic gasline territory. To protect our families, I'll continue working to end Alaska's epidemic of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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William Toien


The repeal & rejection of all unconstitutional violations of our 2nd Amendment at all levels. There will be no additional funding needed for this; just a commitment to our Founding Fathers to obey our Constitution.

A forensic audit of the 100+ "assets" & incomes historically destined for the State Budget that have been diverted into "Off Budget" cash pools. As Governor I would have the discretionary funds to do this.

End the Drug War. Prohibition 2 has failed. There will be no more funding required to do this than there was to repeal Prohibition 1 in 1933.