The Alaska Republican Party has given its endorsement to David Nelson, who is challenging Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux for State House in District 15.
It’s unusual for the party to not endorse the Republican incumbent, but District 15 is a special circumstance, as there are charges of voter misconduct and unlawful interference with voting against LeDoux.
“I’m extremely proud to carry the endorsement of the Alaska Republican Party in this election,” Nelson said “It will have a decisive impact on this campaign.”
“We are proud to stand behind the Republican candidate who understands responsibility and integrity,” stated Leigh Sloan, the District 15 Alaska Republican Party Chair. “He is now the official candidate endorsed by the ARP.”
Nelson works on JBER as an executive administrator at the Missile Defense Agency. He is president-elect of the Midtown Rotary Club, a volunteer member of the Northeast Community Council Safety Patrol and a former member of the Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Commission.
A graduate of the University of Alaska, Anchorage, he earned a commission in the Alaska Army National Guard through the school’s ROTC Program. This year, Second Lieutenant Nelson served on State Active Duty from March 17 to June 1 supporting his unit’s response to the COVID-19 emergency.
LeDoux’s court appearance on the voter fraud charges has been delayed until after the primary.