Teacher Jessica Cook joins Les Gara’s gubernatorial ticket
by Matt Buxton, Midnightsunak.com February 14, 2022
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Les Gara settled his ticket today when he announced Jessica Cook, a six-grade teacher at Eagle River’s Alpenglow Elementary School, as his pick for lieutenant governor.
Gara and Cook make for the only Democratic ticket currently slated for this year’s gubernatorial race, which has drawn several Republicans and a former governor. The deadline to file for state races is June 1.
In an announcement today, the team said they’re keen on providing Alaskans equal opportunities to success and criticized Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy for failing working-class Alaskans.