By Daysha Eaton
October 26, 2016

Margaret Stock is running for U.S. Senate as an Independent candidate, challenging Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski who has been in office since 2002. The Harvard graduate is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and has served in the Army Reserve. In 2013 she was awarded a MacArthur Genius award for her work on immigration and national security. Stock campaigned in Kenai, Soldotna, and Homer on Sept. 21 and 22.

There are only two Independents in the U.S. Senate: Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Angus King of Maine. Alaska Independent candidate Margaret Stock wants to make it three.

Stock is running against Senator Lisa Murkowski for one of two seats representing Alaska. The other seat is held by Dan Sullivan who is not up for reelection. Stock says she is challenging 14-year incumbent Murkowski because she has not adequately represented Alaskans in Washington, D.C.