The next primaries will be Alaska and Wyoming on August 21. In the meantime, we'll be featuring candidates who won early primaries. Our goal is to feature each primary winner before October 1 when we'll start putting up a banner for each state in which we've endorsed a candidate.
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TODAY'S FEATURED CANDIDATE
DMITRI SCHEIN ALASKA, AT-LARGE
Dimitri and his mother immigrated to Alaska from Russia when he was 12 years old. The first few years in America were tough. His mother worked at Walmart while going to UAA to complete her engineering degree and the family lived at a women's shelter before, with the help of housing assistance, they moved into a home on Government Hill. Dimitri worked his way through college as a fuel plant operator at the airport. He majored in accounting at UAA and became a CPA
Upon graduating,,he started a business traveling around Alaska balancing books for Tribal Governments and helping out with grants to make sure money was available to fund projects in the villages. The accounting business allowed him to see a lot of rural Alaska, and the daily challenges Alaskans are facing.
dimitri's career path changed when he retired from accounting and started an ecommerce company that manufactures and sells products that he invents and designs. His business has taken him all over the world from San Francisco, Indiana and to Shenzen, China. He learned a great deal about manufacturing in the U.S., international trade, and how to work with people from all over the world.
In 2016, his wife Melissa and he intervened and saved four siblings from a failing system and adopted the children to make sure they would have a happy home. The events surrounding the adoption and raising six kids instead of two brought home the challenges Alaska is facing in the current economic environment.
In his campaign for the. House of Representatives, Dimitri says, "We cannot win by doing the same thing that has been done for the last 40 years. That is why I am working to bring a new message to Alaskans of Medicare For All, ending corporate tax handouts and getting corporate money out of politics. Alaskans need a representative who knows how to be successful in the new economy."
On healthcare specifically, we liked his opening - "Healthcare is the issue of my generation. This issue has not been solved for decades and it is damaging our state and our country. Improved Medicare for All is a solution that moves our nation to universal healthcare access. .