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Mark Fish

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Mark Fish
Mark Fish Alaska.jpg
Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Alaska
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolAnchorage School District
Military service
Service/branchAlaska Army National Guard
Years of service19
Campaign website
Mark Fish was a 2014 Libertarian candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Alaska.[1] He was defeated by Thom Walker in the Libertarian primary on August 19, 2014. However, shortly after the primary Walker withdrew from the race. Fish then replaced him on the general election ballot.[2] Mark Fish lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Fish is a longtime Alaska resident. He graduated from Anchorage School District in 1977.[3]

In 1984, Fish joined the Alaska Army National Guard. He served until 2003.[3] He rose to the rank of staff sergeant and worked as a military technician.[4]


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Fish submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[3]

I believe individuals have an unalienable right to Life, Liberty and Property. Government's only legitimate role is to ensure those rights.[5]



See also: United States Senate elections in Alaska, 2014

Fish ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Alaska. Fish was defeated by Thom Walker in the Libertarian primary on August 19, 2014.[6] After the primary, Walker withdrew from the race and Fish replaced him on the ballot.[2] He was defeated by incumbent Dan Sullivan (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[7]

U.S. Senate, Alaska General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Sullivan 48% 135,445
     Democratic Mark Begich Incumbent 45.8% 129,431
     Libertarian Mark Fish 3.7% 10,512
     Independent Ted Gianoutsos 2% 5,636
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 1,376
Total Votes 282,400
Source: Alaska Secretary of State
U.S. Senate, Alaska Libertarian Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThom Walker 61% 3,167
Mark Fish 24.9% 1,290
Scott Kohlhaas 14.1% 734
Total Votes 5,191
Source: Alaska Secretary of State

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