Rep. Young Introduces Fiancee to Church Crowd

Sunday was candidate day at Anchorage Baptist Temple. Congressman Don Young used the occasion to introduce his girlfriend, for the first time in public, as his fiancée. A spokesman for Young says Anne Garland Walton, of Fairbanks, has been Young’s girlfriend for three years. She’s 75 and has been an occasional contributor to Republican campaigns over the years. Campaign finance reports lists her occupation as “flight nurse” or “retired.” Young is 81 and running for his 22nd term in the House of Representatives. The spokesman says there’s no ring, and no wedding date yet. Young has been a widower since his wife of 46 years, Lu Young, passed away five years ago.