Bristol Bay Native Corporation Endorses Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senate, Mary Peltola for U.S. Congress
ANCHORAGE, AK – The Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) Board of Directors has endorsed Lisa Murkowski for U.S. Senate and Mary Peltola for U.S. House of Representatives. Murkowski and Peltola’s shared understanding of Bristol Bay, their work to boost our economy, and their commitment to improving Alaska jobs are core reasons behind the board’s endorsement.
“Senator Lisa Murkowski has a proven history of standing up for Alaska and working to diversify our economy. Her understanding of our region is clear, as well as her support for local jobs and protecting our world-class salmon run. We agree with her that resource development in Alaska is imperative, but we share the critical view that Pebble mine is the wrong mine in the wrong place,” said BBNC President and CEO Jason Metrokin.
“I want to thank BBNC for their endorsement of my re-election campaign,” said Senator Lisa Murkowski. “I’m proud to have worked with BBNC and its shareholders to deliver historic infrastructure investments, protect and bolster our fisheries, and advance important issues in the Bristol Bay region. I look forward to our continued partnership throughout my next term in U.S Senate.”
“Representative Mary Peltola has already made history as the first Alaska Native member of Congress, and she is making an impact in legislating and advocating for all Alaskans,” said BBNC Board Chair Russell S. Nelson. “We are aligned with her ‘pro-fish’ perspective. By bringing attention to food security and fisheries management, she is putting Alaska’s kitchen table issues at the center of national conversations.”
“I am so grateful to have Bristol Bay Native Corporation by my side in this election. As a constituent and a candidate, I stand with BBNC’s vision—which means understanding the importance of protecting our salmon runs, fostering job creation, and uplifting economic opportunities for our communities,” said Representative Peltola.
The general election is November 8, 2022.
About Bristol Bay Native Corporation: Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is a diversified Alaska Native investment corporation dedicated to the mission of “Enriching Our Native Way of Life.” Established through the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, BBNC works to protect the land in Bristol Bay, celebrate the legacy of its people, and enhance the lives of its shareholders. Learn more at bbnc.net.