The Anchorage Daily News asked candidates for U.S. House running in the special primary election to answer a series of questions. Read all of their responses here.
JO WOODWARD, Republican from Fairbanks
What in your background qualifies you to represent Alaskans in Congress?
Fighting battles for what is correct. Experience, academics, reading, the fact I consider every legal Alaskan a family member, not merely a neighbor. I care deeply about Alaskans, Alaska wildlife, environment and current federal-level matters referencing the state of Alaska.
Why are you running for U.S. Congress in Alaska?
Alaska’s motto, “north to the future,” best explains why. I desire the best for Alaska on current matters and all future issues, great or small, on the U.S. federal level.
What would be your top priority if elected to Congress?
Safety; Alaska’s introduction to rapid transit if the public agrees; making Alaska green; reducing pollution; all environmental issues including opting for all food markets’ packaged food products to be offered in only recyclable or returnable packaging. Housing matters, if applicable on any federal level. Wildlife and fish and game, the forestry commission. Prescription drug pricing, but to the best of my understanding, Congress has taken a stand on the matter.