JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young says he will seek re-election to the seat he has held since 1973. The Republican released a statement Wednesday announcing his re-election plans. He said with the challenges facing Alaska, this is “not the time to take risks on someone untested and unproven.” Young is 87 years old and the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House. He won his latest re-election bid in November, with 54.4% of the vote, against Alyse Galvin, an independent. Galvin also ran against Young in 2018. Races for U.S. Senate and governor also will be on next year’s ballot.