Former journalist and non-profit executive Steve Lindbeck announced today that he’s running as a Democrat to unseat Young, saying it’s time for change.
“He’s been there a long time and as Alaskans we owe him a lot of respect for 43 years of service but things do change. The way things worked before may not work in the future. We’ve got to look ahead,” Lindbeck told Channel 2.
“Maybe it’s time for a fresh face,” he said.
Actually it is well past time for a "fresh face."
The question is will this Lindbeck fellow be it, or will he be crushed in defeat like so many who have gone before him?
Don Young is 83 years old and yet if he wants to be reelected, which he does, it is quite likely that he will be. Remember the Republican party still holds the reins of power in this state.
I know, I know, I'm cynical. But I have seen this movie play out so many times before it is all but impossible not to predict the ending.