Seattle’s Pacific Marine Expo hosted Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski as she walked the Alaska Hall during a brief layover in the Emerald City on Friday, Nov. 19.

The senator announced her intention to run again one week ago, shortly before joining 31 other Republicans to vote for the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

That bill includes “a range of provisions that are critical to improving, maintaining, and upgrading Alaska’s infrastructure,” according to a press release from Murkowski’s office, including “roads, bridges, ports, airports, broadband, ferries, water and wastewater, resilience, and energy projects.”

Bob Callahan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Jessica Hathaway on the show floor of Pacific Marine Expo, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Doug Stewart photo

The senator spent about two hours visiting with Alaska’s fishing industry leaders and stakeholders as she walked the show floor.

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 16 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute's Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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