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- Alaska Territory's at-large congressional district (also District of Alaska's at-large congressional district) was an obsolete congressional district created in 1906 to represent the District of Alaska, which was reorganized into the Alaska Territory in 1912. After Alaska 's admission to the Union as the 49th state by act of Congress on January 3, 1959, this district evolved into Alaska's at-large congressional district .
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Since becoming a U.S. state in 1959, Alaska has been entitled to one member in the United States House of Representatives, elected in the state's sole, at-large congressional district. By area, Alaska's congressional district is the largest congressional district in the United States, and is the second largest electoral district in the world, behind only Nunavut, Canada. On March 6, 1973, Republican Don Young was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He sought a 25th term in the 20
The district was created when Alaska achieved statehood on January 3, 1959, to elect Alaska's single member of Congress. Since then, Alaska has had a single congressional district.
This district is normally considered safely Republican because no Democrat has been elected since 1972 and because incumbent Don Young has rarely faced a serious challenge since 1992 when he beat Mayor John Devens by 4%. Although allegations of corruption against Young led Democrats to target this seat in 2008, Young retained his seat.
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The 1973 Alaska's at-large congressional district special election was held on March 6, 1973, to elect the United States Representative from Alaska's at-large congressional district. Incumbent Democratic Representative Nick Begich had won reelection in 1972, but had gone missing shortly before the election. Begich's seat was declared vacant by a jury and a special election was ordered by Governor William A. Egan. Don Young, who had lost to Begich in 1972, won the Republican nomination without op
The 2020 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska was held on November 3, 2020, to elect the U.S. Representative from Alaska's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the 2020 U.S. presidential election , as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections .
Alaska, Delaware and Wyoming are the only states that have never had more than one district. Between 1810 and 1820, Delaware had two U.S. Representatives, but they were elected at-large. Area Edit. District with the greatest area: Alaska at-large, same as in 2000. District with the greatest area that comprises less than an entire state: New ...
The 2018 United States House of Representatives election in Alaska were held on November 6, 2018, to elect the U.S. Representative from Alaska's at-large congressional district, who will represent the state of Alaska in the 116th United States Congress.
The District of Alaska was the governmental designation for Alaska from May 17, 1884 to August 24, 1912, when it became Alaska Territory. Previously it had been known as the Department of Alaska . At the time, legislators in Washington, D.C., were occupied with post– Civil War reconstruction issues, and had little time to dedicate to Alaska.
Donald Edwin Young (born June 9, 1933) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district since 1973. He is the Republican Party's longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives in history, having represented Alaska for 24 terms.