Alaska in Brief

Q&A with 2022 Alaska U.S. Senate candidate Jeremy Keller

By: - July 28, 2022 12:54 am
The U.S. Capitol building.

The U.S. Capitol building. (Photo by Matt H. Wade via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA)

The Alaska Beacon asked Alaska’s 19 U.S. Senate candidates to answer a 15-question survey about their positions on a variety of issues. Read all of their responses here. Answers have not been edited.

Jeremy Keller, nonpartisan candidate from Glennallen

Yes/no questions

Do you believe former President Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent?


Should Election Day be a federal holiday?


Don Young was a longtime supporter of statehood for Puerto Rico. Do you support statehood for Puerto Rico?

Did not answer

Should marijuana be legalized federally?


Would you vote in favor of a bill that codifies abortion rights in US law?


Open-ended questions

What do you think about the overturning of Roe, and what actions should Congress take on abortion and contraception?

Congress has no authority to regulate personal choice when there is no victim involved. In the case of abortion, a baby is killed and thus there is a victim. It could be fairly debated at what age a lump of cells becomes a human being, at which point its termination becomes killing if it is in self defense(life of the mother) or murder.

What’s Alaska’s biggest need, and how would you address it?

Alaska’s biggest need is strong, courageous men and women who are willing to call things what they are.

How should Congress reduce the threat of gun violence and mass shootings?

Arm and train everyone.

What steps should Congress take to balance Alaska’s status as an oil state with the need to address climate change?

The North slope is the worlds leader in clean fossil fuel extraction. Congress should get out of the way.

What changes or updates do you want to see in fisheries management?

Stricter. Alaskan Fisheries are the healthiest left on the planet. Let’s keep it that way.

Should Congress act to protect voting rights and encourage voting, and if so, how?

Congress is indescribably corrupt and inept. As most of them benefit from fraudulent elections and general graft, Congress needs to be replaced with average Americans before getting more power.

Alaska has the highest health care costs in the nation. What will you do to reduce costs and improve access to services?

Promote free market medicine.

How should Congress protect the rights of LGBTQ Alaskans?

They shouldn’t. They already have the same rights everyone else does.

Alaska families say they’re struggling financially in a variety of ways, including with child care. What actions should Congress take to support families with children?


What criteria would you use to judge the fitness of a judicial candidate?

They should at least be able to clearly and unequivocally state that a woman is a person whom is born with a vagina.

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James Brooks
James Brooks

James Brooks is a longtime Alaska reporter, having previously worked at the Anchorage Daily News, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Mirror and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. A graduate of Virginia Tech, he is married to Caitlyn Ellis, owns a house in Juneau and has a small sled dog named Barley. He can be contacted at [email protected].