The Green Papers: Alaska 2005 Off Year Elections
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2000 Census:628,933 (0.22% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):430,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):473,648

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Alaska State and Local Government


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2   Republican   Senator Ted Stevens
Appointed by Governor Walter J. Hickel (Republican) on 24 December 1968, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator E. L. Bartlett (Democrat): 11 December 1968; elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1970; elected to first full term: 1972; re-elected: 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996; 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3   Republican   Senator Lisa Murkowski
Appointed by Governor Frank H. Murkowski (Republican) on 20 December 2002, to fill vacancy left by the resignation of her father, the same Frank H. Murkowski, when he resigned to become Governor of the State on 2 December 2002. First elected: 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

    Republican   Governor Frank H. Murkowski
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

    Republican   Lieutenant Governor Loren D. Leman
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

At-Large   Republican   Congressman Don E. Young
First elected: 6 March 1973- in a Special Election re: the presumed death of Congressman Nick Begich in a plane crash, 16 October 1972 (Congressman Begich was re-elected to the House of the 93rd Congress, 7 November 1972, before he was declared legally dead and his seat thereby declared vacant)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

  Alaskan Independence
  Not readily classifiable


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