Young challenged for House seat by former Alaska Public Media GM

Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young says he’s looking forward to a spirited and energetic campaign as he seeks a 23rd term in Congress.

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Steve Lindbeck, former CEO and General Manager of APTI, speaks at a Member Appreciation Picnic (Aug 16, 2007). Photo by Stephanie Miller.
Steve Lindbeck, former CEO and General Manager of Alaska Public Media, speaks at a Member Appreciation Picnic (Aug 16, 2007). Photo by Stephanie Miller.

Young is the longest serving Republican in the U.S. House and on Thursday, he gained a Democratic challenger.

Steve Lindbeck, the former general manager of Alaska Public Media, announced he will challenge Young.

Young’s spokesman, Matt Shuckerow, says Young has always welcomed all candidates to the congressional race. He says Young remains focused on winning the Republican nomination in Alaska’s primary election this August ahead of the November general election.