LeDoux Philosophical In Defeat

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Kodiak’s current representative for House District 36, Gabrielle LeDoux, ran in the Republican primary for U.S. House of Representatives, where she faced incumbent Don Young and Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell.

As results started rolling in early in Tuesday evening, it became apparent that Young and Parnell would be locked in a tight battle for the party’s nomination, while LeDoux would finish a distant third. Reached late last night at a campaign party LeDoux told KMXT she was trying to stay positive.

(LeDoux 1 :15s “…this is just my first.”)

LeDoux said she ran because she wasn’t satisfied with Alaska’s representation in Washington, D.C. and she wanted to bring change to Congress.

(LeDoux 2 :12s “…opposed to outside interests.”)

Despite garnering just 9 percent of the vote, unofficially, LeDoux says she felt like her message was well received.

(LeDoux 3 :12s “…House and Senate races.”)

She says she’ll back whoever wins between Parnell and Young.

(LeDoux 4 :12s “…to that electoral process.”)

In the near term LeDoux plans to take some time off to spend with family. But she says she will definitely return to politics, although she doesn’t have a specific office in mind.

(LeDoux 5 :06s “…politics are in my future.”)

LeDoux has served in the state house since 2005. Before that she was Mayor of the Kodiak Island Borough from 2001 to 2004.

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