Who  is Mary Peltola, 

The first Alaska Native in Congress? 

The Democrat beat Sarah Palin to win the special election to fill out the remainder of the late Rep. Don Young’s (R) term

Mary Peltola is a Democrat who, as a child, campaigned with her father and his friend, 

the state’s longtime Republican congressman. Later, she helped reelect a Republican senator.  

“She is progressive, especially socially,” Lindsay Kavanaugh, executive director of the Alaska Democratic Party, said of Peltola.  

“She is an Alaska Democrat” and “she’s probably, compared to a Lower 48 Democrat, she is a little more moderate.” 

The win came on her 49th birthday, which she called a “GOOD DAY”