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Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska)

  • District: Alaska -- At Large
  • Residence: Fort Yukon
  • Born: June 9, 1933; Meridian, Calif.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Widowed; two children
  • Education: Yuba Junior College, A.A. 1952; Chico State College, B.A. 1958
  • Military Service: Army 1955-57
  • Political Highlights: Fort Yukon City Council, 1960-64; mayor of Fort Yukon, 1964-68; Alaska House, 1967-70; Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1972; Alaska Senate, 1971-73; U.S. House, 1973-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1973 (20th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Natural Resources (Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans & Insular Affairs; Indian & Alaska Native Affairs - Chairman; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation); Transportation & Infrastructure (Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: Alaska -- At Large

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Don Young (R) 185,296 63.9%
Sharon Cissna (D) 82,927 28.6%
Jim McDermott (LIBERT) 15,028 5.2%
Ted Gianoutsos (WRI) 5,589 1.9%
write-ins (WRI) 964 0.3%
2010 general Don Young (R) 175,384 69%
Harry Crawford (D) 77,606 30.5%
write-ins (WRI) 1,345 0.5%
2008 general Don Young (R) 158,939 50.1%
Ethan Berkowitz (D) 142,560 45%
Don Wright (AKI) 14,274 4.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,205 0.4%
2006 general Don Young (R) 132,743 56.6%
Diane Benson (D) 93,879 40%
Alexander Crawford (LIBERT) 4,029 1.7%
Eva Ince (GREEN) 1,819 0.8%
Bill Ratigan (IMP) 1,615 0.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 560 0.2%
2004 general Don Young (R) 213,216 71.1%
Thomas Higgins (D) 67,074 22.4%
Timothy Feller (GREEN) 11,434 3.8%
Alvin Anders (LIBERT) 7,157 2.4%
write-ins (Write-In) 1,115 0.4%
2002 general Don Young (R) 169,685 74.5%
Clifford Greene (D) 39,357 17.3%
Russell deForest (GREEN) 14,435 6.3%
Rob Clift (LIBERT) 3,797 1.7%
write-ins (Write-In) 451 0.2%
2000 general Don Young (R) 190,862 69.6%
Clifford Greene (D) 45,372 16.5%
Anna Young (GREEN) 22,440 8.2%
Jim Dore (AKI) 10,085 3.7%
Leonard Karpinski (LIBERT) 4,802 1.8%
write-ins (Write-In) 832 0.3%
1998 general Don Young (R) 139,676 62.6%
James W. "Jim" Duncan (D) 77,232 34.6%
John J.G. "Johnny" Grames (GREEN) 5,923 2.6%
write-ins (Write-In) 469 0.2%
1996 general Don Young (R) 138,834 59.4%
Georgianna Lincoln (D) 85,114 36.4%
William J. Nemec II (AKI) 5,017 2.1%
John J.G. "Johnny" Grames (GREEN) 4,513 1.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 222 0.1%
1994 general Don Young (R) 118,537 56.9%
Tony Smith (D) 68,172 32.7%
Jonni Whitmore (GREEN) 21,277 10.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 254 0.1%
1992 general Don Young (R) 111,849 46.8%
John S. Devens (D) 102,378 42.8%
Michael A. States (AKI) 15,049 6.3%
Mike Milligan (GREEN) 9,529 4%
write-ins (Write-In) 311 0.1%
1990 general Don Young (R) 99,003 51.7%
John S. Devens (D) 91,677 47.8%
1988 general Don Young (R) 120,595 62.5%
Peter Gruenstein (D) 71,881 37.2%
1986 general Don Young (R) 101,799 56.5%
Pegge Begich (D) 74,053 41.1%
Betty Breck (LIBERT) 4,182 2.3%
1984 general Don Young (R) 113,582 55%
Pegge Begich (D) 86,052 41.7%
Betty Breck (I) 6,508 3.2%
1982 general Don Young (R) 128,274 70.8%
Dave Carlson (D) 52,011 28.7%
1980 general Don Young (R) 114,089 73.8%
Kevin Parnell (D) 39,922 25.8%
1978 general Don Young (R) 68,811 55.4%
Patrick Rodey (D) 55,176 44.4%
1976 general Don Young (R) 83,722 70.8%
Eben Hopson (D) 34,194 28.9%
1974 general Don Young (R) 51,641 53.8%
William L. Hensley (D) 44,280 46.2%
1973 special Don Young (R) 35,044 51%
1972 general N. J. Begich (D) 53,651 56.2%
Don Young (R) 41,750 43.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 41% Mitt Romney: 55%
2008 Barack Obama: 38% John McCain: 60%

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