Alaska in Brief

Q&A with 2022 Alaska U.S. Senate candidate Kendall Shorkey

By: - July 28, 2022 12:49 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.

Kendall Shorkey, Republican from Kasilof

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?


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?

Let the states handle it!

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

Infrastructure. Build new railroad since the first in 1923!

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

Pass laws for upgrades to schools like mag locks on room doors that the teachers control and train as many as possible to use a gun to protect themselves and the kids!

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

Push ANWR and use money for new railway plus one to the lower 48!

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

Less government involvement and a thinner more understandable guide book not the encyclopedia they issue every year!

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

Valid identification, paper ballots and no voting machines! Absentee ballot on request!

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

Get our midwives nationalized and save the state millions in doctor forced cizerian sections costing 70,000 per baby as opposed to 40,000 natural delivery and 10,000 by midwife with pre and post care doctors don’t provide.

How should Congress protect the rights of LGBTQ Alaskans?

Less government supporting strange wants will make everyone happy!

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?

Single moms need support but encourage families to stay together and work together.

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

Sentence to fit the crime!

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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].