Andrew Halcro served two terms in the Alaska state house as a Republican from 1998 to 2002. In 2006 he waged a strong bid for governor as an independent, winning 9.5% of the vote in the general election.
Now, he’s mounting another bid for statewide office as an independent. Halcro has entered the special election to replace the late Don Young in Alaska’s at-large congressional district, but has decided against seeking a full term. That means, if he were to somehow emerge victorious, he would only be headed to Washington to fill Alaska’s seat for a few short months.
It’s a decision that Halcro feels passionately about, noting on his website: “Alaska needs a candidate who is qualified and committed to only serving the remainder of Young’s term to ensure that our vote in Congress isn’t spending 60% of their time campaigning during this critical period.”
Interestingly, Halcro will once again be facing-off against nemesis Sarah Palin in this election. He has a long history with Palin, including running against her in 2006 and later breaking Palin’s “troopergate” scandal on his blog. She is not a fan.
In recent years he’s gone on to serve in a variety of civic and business leadership posts, including a successful stint as President of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.
— Andrew Halcro (@AndrewHalcro) April 3, 2022