Sarah Palin Running for Alaska’s Lone U.S. House of Representatives Seat

Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008, said on Friday that she would run for a U.S. House of Representatives seat from Alaska, seeking to replace Don Young, who died suddenly last month.

Congressman Young passed away at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport while traveling home to Alaska.

Palin, whose ascension in politics included time spent as Alaska’s governor, was John McCain’s vice presidential pick.

Sarah Palin running for congress

Palin served as the 9th governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009.

As the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Republican female vice presidential nominee and the second female vice presidential nominee of a major party, after Geraldine Ferraro in 1984.

The McCain-Palin ticket lost the 2008 election to the Democratic Party’s then-U.S. Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

Born on February 11, 1964, she is currently 58 years of age with five children. Palin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho.