Ivy for alaska

Over the last two years, I have worked tirelessly to find common sense solutions to the very real problems Alaska is currently facing. As a third-generation Alaskan, I am passionately committed to making Alaska a strong, vibrant place where we can proudly raise the next generation.

I have worked hard to represent Alaskan’s best interests, making difficult decisions and collaborating with others to pass important legislation and a fair budget—on-time for the first time in four years.

"We are at a critical time in the history of our state. We have been fortunate to have enjoyed the bounties of our state’s richness in resources for the last thirty years, but we now have tough decisions to make."


State House 2018

I am running for State House in District 16 with a vision for a sustainable budget designed to reflect the values of our state. Values like independence and personal freedom with an eye towards investing in our most important natural resource—Alaskans; young and old, rural and urban, those that have been here 10,000 years and enthusiastic new immigrants who come here to enjoy the unparalleled beauty and quality of life we enjoy.


“Alaska has always been a place of hope and opportunity: a place where hard work and tenacity could realize real success. As a third generation Alaskan, raising a fourth generation, I am committed to ensuring it remains a place where hard work can yield a good life for generations to come.”

— Ivy spohnholz, Representative of House District 16


Legislative Record

As Representative of House District 16, I have:

  • Passed landmark health care price transparency legislation to help drive down health care costs. Look for it in your doctor’s office in February 2019!
  • Helped fight for K-12 education increases in both FY19 and FY20, forward funding of K-12 education, and an additional $3 million annually for pre-kindergarten programs for the next two years.
  • Supported increased investment in public safety including new troopers, prosecutors, and public defenders.
  • Fought for funding for our city’s aging Port to ensure Alaska has this vital piece of infrastructure though which 80% of our state’s freight comes.
  • Chaired the Health and Social Services Committee as a freshman legislator where I have advanced legislation to increase access to health care in Alaska while refusing to advance legislation that would limit a women’s right to the safe and legal care of her choice.

But I am not nearly done. 

We’ve accomplished a lot, but there is still much more to do, and I cannot do it without you. Thank you for your support of my campaign, and I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!"