WASHINGTON (KTVF) - If you thought Alaska U.S. congressman Don Young might be retiring, think again. Young has just filed to run for his 24th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
He is the longest serving Republican, second in U.S. history, and second longest serving member currently in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Young serves as the Chairman Emeritus of the House Natural Resources Committee, and as a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Young recently saw a resolution he introduced passed, which marked the 78th standalone bill for him.
Young filed his declaration of candidacy on Wednesday, just five months since his most recent win.
The primary he signed up to compete in won't be held until August 2018.
Young has held his seat since 1973, and is 83 years old.
In a video statement Young, says he filed early so that anyone who might think about running or who thinks he might retire "can forget it."