Mary Peltola American politician

On August 31, 2022, Peltola was projected as the winner of the special election to complete U.S. Representative Don Young's term

She will be the first Alaska Native member of Congress

the first woman to represent Alaska in the House,

the first Democrat to represent Alaska in the House since 1973

when Young won a special election to succeed Nick Begich

Peltola resides in Bethel, and is married to Gene Peltola