The Green Papers: Alaska 2011 Off-Year Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2011. Find 2012 elections here.
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:628,933 (0.22% of 281,998,273)
2002, 2008 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2010 Census:721,523 (0.23% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)

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Alaska State and Local Government

Alaska 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties

On 14 January 2010, Representatives Max Gruenberg (Democratic) and Sharon Cissna (Democratic) introduced HB 77 to establish a top 2 nonpartisan blanket primary election. The bill allows for write-in candidates to run in the November election.


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 112th 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; relected: 2010.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Sean R. Parnell
Entered office 26 July 2009 upon the resignation of Governor Sarah H. Palin. First elected: 2010.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

112th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2010, 2012. No Term Limit. 112th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
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 6 November 2012
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Candidate Democratic     Doug Urquidi
  Candidate Democratic     Frank J. Vondersaar
FEC H4AK00057
  Candidate Republican     John R. Cox
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Don E. Young
FEC H6AK00045; 30 Sep 11; Tot $289,211; Dsb $132,674
  Candidate Libertarian     Jim C. McDermott
  Candidate No Affiliation     Ted Gianoutsos

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, 2 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 2 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
  No Affiliation: 1 candidate
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.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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2011 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
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  2011 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History