Gross, Coghill say they plan to run for Alaska US House seat
March 31, 2022
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A former state lawmaker and an orthopedic surgeon each announced plans Monday to run for Alaska’s U.S. House seat following the death of Republican Rep. Don Young.
Republican former state Sen. John Coghill said he filed to run in the race to fill the remainder of Young’s term, which ends in January. Al Gross’ campaign said Gross, an independent, would file Friday to run as a candidate to fill the remaining term and to seek a two-year term.
Coghill said after praying about a possible run, he came away with the thought that he “can’t not do it.”