Forrest Dunbar

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Forrest Dunbar
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Alaska, At-Large District
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Forrest Dunbar was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the At-Large Congressional District of Alaska.[1] Forrest Dunbar lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Campaign themes


Dunbar's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Energy: "Alaskans understand that our land can be opened to responsible oil development in a way that will not significantly damage the environment. However, our current Representative has been unable to overcome opposition to development in DC, in part because he has taken an "us against them" position. We need to try a new approach and work on both sides of the aisle to see that Alaska's oil continues to flow and that our natural gas is finally brought to both the domestic and international market."
  • Campaign Finance: "Our current campaign finance system is a disaster. The "Citizens United" decision handed down by the Supreme Court contradicted the desires of the American people and the vision of the ratifiers of the U.S. Constitution. Nevertheless, there are creative, statutory solutions that could be passed-- within the framework demanded by our current Court-- that would move our "pay to play" system back towards the "one person, one vote" ideal demanded by our Republican values."
  • Education: "The United States has rightly decided to invest in post-secondary education by providing comparatively low-interest loans to students. The problem is that with this subsidy in place universities can continue to increase costs wildly out of line with inflation, knowing that the federal government will pick up the tab. This has in turn caused an explosion in student loan debt that is drowning the younger generations."


—Forrest Dunbar's campaign website,



See also: Alaska's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2014

Dunbar ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Alaska's At-Large District. Dunbar defeated Frank Vondersaar in the primary on August 19, 2014. He was defeated by incumbent Don Young (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4][5]

U.S. House, Alaska's At-Large District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Young Incumbent 51% 142,572
     Democratic Forrest Dunbar 41% 114,602
     Libertarian Jim McDermott 7.6% 21,290
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 1,277
Total Votes 279,741
Source: Alaska Secretary of State
U.S. House, Alaska's At-Large District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngForrest Dunbar 80.9% 38,735
Frank Vondersaar 19.1% 9,132
Total Votes 47,867
Source: Alaska Secretary of State

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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Dunbar's reports.

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