The Green Papers: Alaska 2009 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2009. Find 2010 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

The state legislators who will meet over the two years from 2009 through 2010 will make up the 26th ALASKA LEGISLATURE.


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Mark Begich
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

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 Sean R. Parnell
Entered office 26 July 2009 upon the resignation of Governor Governor Sarah H. Palin.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Republican Governor Sarah H. Palin, who was first elected in 2006, resigned on 26 July 2009. She had announced her resignation on 26 July.

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

  Republican Temporary Substitute Lieutenant Governor Craig E. Campbell
26 July 2009: Assumed the role of Lieutenant Governor upon the ascension of Lieutenant Governor Sean R. Parnell to the Governor's Chair.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Republican Lieutenant Governor Sean R. Parnell, who was first elected in 2006, became governor upon the 26 July 2009 resignation of Governor Sarah H. Palin. Mr. Campbell was named successor to the Lieutenant Governor's Chair by then Governor Palin.

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 111th 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 2 November 2010

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
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent
  Republican: 4 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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to 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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  2009 Partisan Composition by State  
  Political Parties  
  Senate Electoral Classes  
  Change in Representation in U.S. House by REGION and Subregion between 2000 and 2002  
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States