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Biden Campaign Press Release - More than 50 Alaska Leaders Endorse Joe Biden for President

April 09, 2020

Today, more than 50 leaders from across Alaska announced their endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States.

"Joe Biden has always been the kind of leader who reaches across the aisle and brings people together," said Former Governor Bill Sheffield. "Now more than ever we need a President who can unify our nation, and that is why I am proud to endorse Joe Biden."

Today's endorsements also include:

  • Cynthia Ahwinoa, Community Leader
  • Willie Anderson, Community Leader
  • Stosh Anderson, Former Chair of the Kodiak Democratic Party
  • Barb Angaiak, Former President, NEA - Alaska
  • Jane Angvik, Former Member of Anchorage Assembly
  • Jim Ayers, Community Leader
  • Bruce Botelho, Former Mayor of Juneau and Alaska Attorney General
  • Joni Brunner, Community Leader
  • Gregory Carr, Community Leader
  • John Clough, Community Leader
  • Marian Clough, Community Leader
  • Victor Fischer, Former Alaska State Senator, Former Member of the Territorial Legislature and Member of Alaska's Constitutional Convention
  • Ed Flanagan, Former Commissioner of the Alaska Labor and Workforce Development Department
  • Patrick Flynn, Former Member of the Anchorage Assembly
  • Kay Gajewski, Community Leader
  • Terrie Gottstein, Community Leader
  • Patti Higgins, Former Chair of the Alaska Democratic Party
  • Luke Hopkins, Former Mayor of Fairbanks Northstar Borough
  • Charlene Huhndorf, Community Leader
  • Roy Huhndorf, Community Leader
  • Dan Hull, Community Leader
  • Laurie Hummel, Former Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs
  • Eric Jorgensen, Community Leader
  • Geri Brandy Kelly, Community Leader
  • Heather Kendall-Miller, Community Leader
  • Tony Knowles, Former Alaska Governor
  • Albert Kookesh, Former Alaska State Representative
  • Dorothy Lazar, Community Leader
  • Howard Lazar, Community Leader
  • Janie Leask, Former President of Alaska Federation of Natives
  • Cindy Lentine, Community Leader
  • Stephen Lindbeck, Community Leader
  • Antoinette Mallott, Community Leader
  • Starr Marsett, President of the Anchorage School Board
  • James Metcalfe, Executive Director of ASEA/AFSCME Local 52
  • Lloyd Miller, Community Leader
  • Margi Mock, Community Leader
  • Mike Navarre, Former Mayor of Kenai Borough and Former Alaska State Representative
  • Beth Nordlund, Community Leader
  • Jim Nordlund, Former Alaska State Representative
  • Tim Parker, President of NEA-Alaska
  • John Pugh, Chancellor Emeritus of University of Alaska Southeast
  • Margaret Pugh, Former Alaska Commissioner of Corrections
  • Ford Reeves, Community Leader
  • Brian Rogers, Former Alaska State Representative and Former Chancellor of the University of Alaska
  • Patrick Rumley, Community Leader
  • Sally Smith, Former Alaska State Representative and Former Mayor of Juneau
  • Cindy Spanyers, Community Leader
  • Michelle Sparck, Community Leader
  • John Sroufe, Community Leader
  • Robert Starbard, Community Leader
  • DeeDee Sund, Community Leader
  • John Sund, Former Alaska State Representative
  • Edward Thomas, President Emeritus of Tlingit Haida Central Council
  • Anita Thorne, Community Leader
  • Bob Weinstein, Former Mayor of the City of Ketchikan
  • Felisa Wilson, Retired Air Force Medical Officer

Today's endorsements build on the more than 80 prominent Alaska leaders who have endorsed Joe Biden. Biden for President has previously announced more than 2,500 endorsements from national, state, and local leaders, including current and former U.S. senators and representatives, governors, state elected officials, community leaders, and national security professionals.

The health and safety of our staff, supporters, and the general public is Biden for President's number one priority. During this pandemic, we are calling on all voters to follow social distancing guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. Officials with the Alaska Democratic Party have issued precautions to ensure you can exercise your right to vote by holding a primary that is only vote-by-mail. Learn more at

Joseph R. Biden, Biden Campaign Press Release - More than 50 Alaska Leaders Endorse Joe Biden for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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