WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is announcing its rollout of six Alaska Spotlight candidates. This slate of small business owners, community advocates, and environmental leaders will be champions for Alaska families in the legislature.
“In this crucial election year, it’s more important than ever to elect Democrats at all levels of the ballot,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “These incredible Spotlight candidates will be voices for their communities and put their districts’ best interest first, leaving partisan politics aside to improve the lives of all Alaskans. We’re excited to support these excellent candidates.”
Meet the DLCC’s newest Spotlight candidates:
- Christopher Quist (HD-01), a small business owner and presiding officer of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly who will fight for strong public education, an economy that works for all Alaskans, and protection of the state’s Permanent Fund.
- Julia Hnilicka (HD-06), who understands the fortitude of rural Alaskans through her family-owned business and prioritizes community safety, expanded broadband services, and high-quality education.
- Stephen Trimble (HD-22), an entrepreneur and third-generation Sand Lake resident who was named an Alaska Top 40 Under 40 recipient and will bring his hard work ethic, innovation, and real experience to Juneau.
- Calvin Schrage (HD-25), a small business owner and member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce who values strong public schools and will ensure the state invests in Alaska’s kids.
- Dr. Liz Snyder(HD-27), a public health professor with years of experience in Alaska’s business and nonprofit sectors who will craft innovative solutions to complicated problems.
- Elizabeth Ferguson (HD-40), who is Iñupiaq, a tribal council member, and a volunteer firefighter who will foster tribal partnerships, fund meaningful education, and cultivate sustainable resource development throughout Alaska.
The DLCC is the sole Democratic organization dedicated to winning state legislative seats. Since Trump’s election, the DLCC and state Democrats have flipped more than 450 seats and 10 legislative chambers from red to blue.