Troy Wuyts-Smith

I am a proud biracial Alaskan, and a husband of a U.S. Immigrant. I grew up in a tough area in southwestern Pennsylvania where the tribulations outweighed the triumphs. My upbringing was spent defending my race and sexuality as opposed to focusing on educational and career ambitions. However, it did not break me— it made me stronger. I put in the hard work and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Saint Vincent College and became a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ Community on the local and international levels. In 2015, while living abroad in Reykjavík, Iceland, I led the fight to help end the ban denying gay men the right to donate blood. I was invited to the Presidential Residence by President Ólafur Grímson to discuss law reform. I received an invitation to meet with the Mayor of Reykjavik, Dagur Eggertson, and had the opportunity to collaborate with former Prime Minister of Iceland, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir. Sitting down with the President of a country, meeting with the Prime Minister of a country, and meeting with the Mayor of a major world city made me realize that I was born to serve and be a voice for the community.

Troy Wuyts-Smith

Professional Life

I am a small business owner and I work in the travel industry. I own a pageant consulting agency, CROWNED LLC, in which I teach clients private interview and platform development skills. Also, I am a Supervisor and Union Representative for Alaska Airlines at the Juneau International Airport. Most importantly, I am a full-time dog dad to my 4 year old American Akita, Woodrow Wellington Wuyts.


Why I’m running

It’s no secret— Alaska is long overdue for a more diverse representation. As a biracial man (black/white), I will represent the BIPOC community and highlight the importance of diversity and culture within our state. We need a leader who will fight to ensure that we receive fair and adequate funding to combat systemic racism. We need a qualified leader, of color, to serve Alaskans in order to be inclusive of the true representation of our diverse state. We need a leader who will make it a priority to ensure that our students are learning about black history, LGBTQ history, women’s history, and continue learning about Alaska’s indigenous history in our schools. We are all responsible for our future, and our future starts with our children and their education.

I have spent my entire life fighting for causes that I believe in, and I trust that I will be a fierce advocate for the people of Alaska as well. Elections are not about a single person– they’re about our entire community. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to listen to people and understand their aspects of the issues we face as a community. I plan to sit down with our community members, hear your stories, and come up with solutions together. Most importantly, we need a leader who has the ability to compromise, evaluate issues from every angle, and work together with a bipartisan mindset. No matter our political affiliation, when we work together we thrive together. Our unity is our greatest strength!

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PO Box 240852, Douglas, Alaska 99824-0852