The Green Papers: Alaska 2007 Off Year Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2007. Find 2008 elections here.
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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. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Theodore F. "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
 On 30 July 2007, FBI and IRS agents searched the home of Senator Stevens as part of an investigation into the Senator's relationship with contractor Bill Allen. Mr. Allen has pleaded guilty to bribing Alaska state legislators.

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: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Sarah H. Palin
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Sean R. Parnell
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

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 4 November 2008

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.

Major Parties
  Republican: 5 incumbents
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.


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  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
  2007 Partisan Composition by State  
  Political Parties  
  Senate Electoral Classes  
  Statewide Political Party Strength