About our Mary Peltola news
Latest news on Mary Peltola, a US politician who became the first Alaska Native to represent the state in Congress after winning a House of Representatives seat, defeating former governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Peltola was born in Bethel, Alaska. She is Yup'ik. She graduated from Bethel Regional High School. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Peltola served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. She was a member of the House Education Committee and the House Health and Social Services Committee.