AK-AL: Alyse Galvin (I)
Galvin is a third-generation Alaskan and a proud mom of four. She grew up in an Alaskan family that battled addiction, mental illness, and abuse, but broke that cycle. Galvin has served Alaska under Republican and Independent governors and led a non-partisan grassroots movement to restore education funding and improve our schools.
Galvin has experience making real change for real people. She worked to expand early childhood education for Alaskan kids at the public-private partnership Best Beginnings, and went on to serve Alaskans under the leadership of two governors to improve the state’s public schools.
In 2014, Galvin watched her state cut teachers, counselors, and shop classes. So, she led a small group of parents to resist the new budget cuts. From that small beginning, Great Alaska Schools grew from 40 members into a grassroots force of over 4,000 across the state. They were able to save over $200 million in budget cuts to Alaskan public schools.
Galvin says it’s time for a new representative who listens to and works for the people of Alaska, not Washington special interests. She feels called to serve in this role as Alaska’s congressperson. After five years fighting the same fights, she saw how lawmakers opened their doors to special interests and big corporate donors, but not everyday working families.
In 2018 Galvin ran for Congress to fight for much-needed solutions for Alaskans. And as a first-time candidate, she won 47% of the vote.
Alaska and the nation are at a crossroads right now. Galvin believes a new kind of leader is needed for Alaska’s future. In Congress, she will work for all Alaskans and build a strong economy that supports small business and puts Alaskans first in line for good-paying jobs.
Galvin and her husband Pat are the parents of four kids raised and educated in Alaska.
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