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District 15 update: Nelson to start campaigning Tuesday, while LeDoux faces election fraud hearing June 25

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David Nelson, who filed to run in the Republican Primary against Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux for House District 15, will come off of active duty this week and will start campaigning for office. — finally.

Nelson had filed to run in February, but in March was called to active duty in the Alaska National Guard to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nelson is the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear officer for the Alaska Army National Guard’s 207th Aviation Battalion based at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.

As the Battalion CBRN Officer, Second Lieutenant Nelson was activated by his unit to participate in training events that centered on fitting and certifying multiple aircrews with backup personal protective equipment, in the event that they are needed to transport possible COVID-19 patients from rural Alaska.

That active duty is set to end and Nelson will be able to campaign for office. He plans to ask for the endorsement of the Alaska Republican Party, according to MRAK sources.

As he continues to serve on active duty until further notice, his campaign will continue in accordance with DOD procedures. 

Nelson, a former staffer for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, works for a military contractor with the Missile Defense Agency on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, and is the former District Executive for the Great Alaska Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is an officer in the Army National Guard and was state director for Students for Rubio in 2016.

Meanwhile, LeDoux is still facing legal consequences relating to suspected election fraud in the 2018 election. She has hired defense attorney Kevin Fitzgerald, the attorney who represented  some high-profile criminal defendants, such as accused killer Michele Linehan, who was exonerated.

During their annual meeting on Feb. 17, District 15 Republicans adopted a resolution withdrawing support from LeDoux, who has held the seat since 2012.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • The Great Alaska LeDoux Vote Experiment
    some defense contractor employee identifying at least temporarily as “Republican”, whatever that may mean in modern Alaskan political mythology.
    Perhaps “underwhelming” is too vivid a descriptor.
    Maybe David is as well read on “Red on Blue: Establishing Republican Governance” as he is on China flu mythology.
    David’s the “Rogue Warrior”, the legend of “What Now, Lieutenant?: Leadership Forged from Events in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Beyond”, yes?
    The LT’s ready to represent, lead, productive Alaskans.
    Damn the defense contractors, damn the lobbyist half of Alaska’s lobbyist-legislator team, the Great Alaska LeDoux Vote Experiment, the Peoples Imperial House Leadership, the union cabals, the education industry, the infanticide industry, the health-care empire, the China flu hoax, lock and load, fix bayonettes, get up the hill, git ‘er done!
    …right, LT? you’re leading… you’re there beside us, right? …LT?

    • Whatever…..

  • I’ll take my chances on Mr. Nelson.

  • Off to the loo with Ladoo

  • I cannot imagine Le’Don’t could win re-election, but it’s fun to speculate as to whether the new Covid era rules would allow her to serve in the House from jail. I would not be surprised at all to see her eventually indicted for murder. In the meantime Alaska needs some semblance of leadership in the Alaska House and we certainly have not seen that last year or this year.

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