Why I’m Running

Fellow Alaskans,

My campaign is about empowering you. It’s about bringing people together and focusing on the future of our communities and our state. Alaska needs a fighter in Congress – a strong and decisive leader that understands the political process and can get things done that make a difference. My personal and professional experience provide me with the foundation and ability to effectively serve Alaskans in Washington, D.C.

I am running for U.S. Congress because I am like you, I represent the fabric of Alaska.

I am a mother that worries about the health, education and well-being of my children. I am a small business owner that understands the importance of a robust economy. I value Alaska’s vast natural resources and our high environmental standards. I care deeply about the impacts of our changing climate, and am alarmed by federal policies that disproportionately impact our state.

My career has been centered around advocating for Alaskans at home and fighting for Alaska in Washington, and I want to use that experience to serve you in Congress. There is tremendous potential for Alaska and effective leadership matters. My focus is on the future and how we can work together to realize that potential.

I’m ready to fight and deliver for our state so that we can strengthen our economy, protect and grow jobs, and build a brighter future forAlaska that our children and grandchildren can thrive in. I believe that we need to promote development of our natural resources, maximize our strategic location in the interest of national security and advance the infrastructure that’s necessary for our remote communities.

For nearly 50 years, Congressman Don Young fought tirelessly for our state, and I want to continue that legacy.I am not a quitter, and I will never turn my back on my responsibility to represent and serve Alaskans. Over the next few months, I look forward to discussing the issues important to you and your family and earning your vote.

Tara Sweeney