Mary Peltola

American politician (born 1973)

Mary Sattler Peltola (Yup'ik: Akalleq; born August 31, 1973) is an American Democratic politician. Peltola is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alaska's at-large congressional district since 2022. She is the first woman to represent Alaska in the U.S. House and the first Alaska Native in congress.[1]

Mary Peltola
Peltola in 2022
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alaska's at-large district
Assumed office
September 13, 2022
Preceded byDon Young
Member of the Alaska House of Representatives
In office
January 19, 1999 – January 19, 2009
Preceded byIvan Ivan
Succeeded byBob Herron
  • 39th district (1999–2003)
  • 38th district (2003–2009)
Personal details
Mary Sattler

(1973-08-31) August 31, 1973 (age 50)
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
  • Jonathan Kapsner
  • Joe Nelson
  • Gene Peltola
Children7 (including three stepchildren)
WebsiteCampaign website

Before, she was a member of the Alaska House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009.

Peltola was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives for Alaska's at-large congressional district in the 2022 special election to fill in the vacancy of Don Young and in the November 2022 general election.[2][3] She won the election on August 31, 2022, defeating former Governor Sarah Palin.[1]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Samuels, Iris (31 August 2022). "Democrat Mary Peltola wins special U.S. House election, will be first Alaska Native elected to Congress". Anchorage Daily News. Archived from the original on September 1, 2022. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  2. Ruskin, Liz; Media, Alaska Public (2022-04-02). "Sarah Palin among 50 candidates running to fill remainder of Don Young's term in US House". Alaska Public Media. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  3. "Candidate list keeps growing with former lawmaker Mary Sattler Peltola". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 2022-04-01.