Mary Peltola wins Alaska’s Special Election defeats Sarah Palin

By Satyajit 01/09/22

Mary Peltola is an American politician who is the member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alaska's at-large congressional district. 

Mary Peltola was born on 31 August 1973 in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. 

Mary Peltola was raised in the communities of Kwethluk, Tuntutuliak, Platinum, and Bethel.  

Mary Peltola studied elementary education at the University of Northern Colorado and later took courses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Southeast, and University of Alaska Anchorage.

In 1998, Mary Peltola was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Ivan Martin Ivan of Akaka in the Democratic primary. 

Mary Peltola was elected to the Bethel City Council in 2011, and served until her term ended in 2013.

Mary Peltola operated her own state lobbying business, Sattler Strategies, and was a state lobbyist from 2015 to 2017. Since 2017, Peltola has served as executive director of the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.

Mary Peltola  is married to Gene Peltola, the director of the Alaska Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

On 31 August 2022, Democrat Mary Peltola has won Special election to the U.S. House, beating Republican Sarah Palin. She will be sworn in as Alaska's U.S. representative on 13 September 2022.

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