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.
JOSHUA C. REVAK*, Republican from Anchorage
What in your background qualifies you to represent Alaskans in Congress?
I served our country and was wounded in combat. That taught me how to fight. I worked for Congressman Don Young and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan for many years and continued to serve the state in the state Senate, and that has taught me how to serve. I know how to fight for and serve our great state and I will fight for Alaska with every fiber of my being.
Why are you running for U.S. Congress in Alaska?
I’m running because every day when Alaskans fill their gas tank, go to the grocery store, or turn on the news they are reminded that the bureaucrats thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C. don’t understand the concerns of our state. As a combat veteran, I know firsthand the threats our nation faces. As a husband and father, I know the struggles of filling a gas tank and a fridge. As an Alaskan, I know our country can be energy independent because the answer lies right beneath our feet, here in Alaska.
What would be your top priority if elected to Congress?
Congressman Young fought hard for Alaska, and I will continue his legacy by putting partisan politics aside and prioritizing the people of Alaska. This is a pivotal time in history, and it would be an honor of a lifetime to continue my service to our great nation by representing all the people of Alaska. As Don Young said, " I will win the battles that Alaska cannot afford to lose.”
*Note: Revak is one of several candidates who are also running in Alaska’s regular U.S. House primary election in August.