In 2016, Alaska Libertarian US Senate Candidate Joe Miller received 29.2% of the vote, or 90,825 votes securing the 2nd place spot in the final tally. Upon review of the results, there were a handful of AK State House Districts in which Joe was able to place first. Alaska's 8th District was one of them.
This year we have Libertarian Mark Fish running in the 8th District. Joe was able to win this district, running as a Libertarian by almost 1,000 votes. Here were the results:
Joe Miller(L)- 3785
Lisa Murkowski(R)- 2880
Ray Metcalfe(D)- 472
Margaret Stock(I)- 524
"At great personal expense, Mark Fish has fought tirelessly for our liberties. He is absolutely committed to a free and prosperous Alaska. I support Mark in his campaign for State House and strongly encourage you to support him as well." -Joe Miller
Mark Fish has a real shot of winning his election with little campaigning. However, Mark is not just sitting on the sidelines hoping for a victory. Mark has already sent out one set of letters to voters in his district. He has attended numerous local events and is distributing yard signs. He also has complete support from the Mat-Su Libertarians, the local LPAK Affiliate who contributed $500 to his campaign last month.
With years of activism within his community, combined with roles on boards and commissions, and multiple credible endorsements, he is poised for victory!
-Alaska’s Army National Guard 207th Aviation Regiment
-Airport Heights Community Council President
-Alaska State Commission on Human Rights
-Citizens Advisory Commission on Federal Area’s
-Alaska’s Public Office Commission
Excerpt from Mark's website:
"In life, there is often a roll call. That’s when you will have to make a decision. To be or to do?” – Col. John Boyd
When I am faced with this question, I choose to do. Which is why I am asking District 8 voters to elect me as their Representative in Alaska’s House of Representatives. My top priority is the economic well being of Alaskans.
I will sponsor a Constitutional Amendment to enshrine the current statutory language relating to the Permanent Fund Dividend in Alaska’s Constitution.
I will not agree to any statewide tax without a vote of the people.
I will sponsor a Constitutional amendment instituting a spending cap based on current incoming revenues to include one half of the earnings reserve.
These measures, along with the responsible development of our human and natural resources ensure Alaska’s prosperity and security for generations to come. I would appreciate your support in this endeavor.
Please help contribute to our campaign. We need to raise funds for yard signs, large signs, and postcard mailers to everyone in the district. We also need help with distributing yard signs, installing large signs, and door knocking. Please do what you can today. We can win this!
Right now he is putting on a money bomb to raise $5k to pay for the rest of his campaign needs. I have personally contributed $100 to this effort. At this time it looks like he has raised $530 since yesterday but he only has 2 more days to go. Can you match me or at least help with something? There is a $500 contribution limit, but even $5 will help reach 5+ more people in his district.
Or you can send a check here-
P.O. Box 521174
Big Lake, Alaska 99652
Listen to the interview at the top of the blog post.
C. Michael Pickens
C. Michael Pickens is the CMO and Co-Founder of CannaSales, Inc., former Northern Vice-Chairman of the LPCA and Chairman of the LPWA, and author of the book, "Libertarian Leadership."