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.
STEPHEN WRIGHT, Republican from Wasilla
What in your background qualifies you to represent Alaskans in Congress?
Having run for Congress before, inspired by President Trump, a candidate at the time. I have lived in and traveled the state speaking with many Alaskans. I am a veteran and have worked in many fields from avionics, stealth technology, training, maintenance instruction, and management of resources. I understand the strategic area of Alaska and our impact on the globe. We need strong air, sea and land forces in this the Arctic region. I look forward to qualifying myself by fighting for four things!!
Why are you running for U.S. Congress in Alaska?
To Make Alaska Great Again. By abolishing the Jones Act. Restoring the U.S. and Alaska’s oil production. Reducing federal land management. Reducing regulations on Alaska’s industries. I will fight for pro life initiatives, gun rights and a smaller responsive government with a maximum benefit for the people goal. As a U.S. Congressman I will tell D.C. to get out of our way, work to protect and make our land great again by ensuring a strong national security as we must develop our rare earth resources!
What would be your top priority if elected to Congress?
The main thing is increasing Alaska oil production and ensuring we are not buying communist resources that are not only increasing our cost but defeating our high standards of production and top quality reserves. We must be the world leader in oil and rare earth mineral development as it is our most essential national security measure. We need to enact the defense authorization act to ensure protection from contributing to the development of communism and its effect on our economic activities!!!
What is your position on abortion?
Pro-life from conception to natural death!
If legislation came before the U.S. House that would guarantee the same abortion rights nationwide as the Roe v. Wade decision, how would you vote?
If you oppose abortion rights, how should the federal government support a person who is forced to carry their baby to term against their wishes?
Support for all life matters.
Would you support a bill, if it came before the House, to expand the size of the U.S. Supreme Court? Why or why not?
No, our state Supreme Court needs to be revamped to be more like the federal courts. I am for a state constitutional convention.