With less than a week to go before the state general election, independent candidate Alyse Galvin is making her case why she should represent Alaskans in the U.S. Congress. Galvin is challenging 23-term-incumbent Don Young and faced off with him in a debate aired on radio, TV and online last week. Galvin, of Anchorage, is an education funding advocate and has worked as a teacher, business owner and hotel manager. She won the Democratic party’s nomination in the August primary but she’s running as an independent and says she’ll caucus with House Democrats if elected.

Galvin’s campaign reached out to KFSK for an interview this week. Joe Viechnicki spoke with the candidate and started off asking about mining in British Columbia and concerns with water quality on the trans-boundary rivers in Southeast Alaska.