The Green Papers: Alaska 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
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)
Capital:Juneau
 

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Alaska State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Dan Sullivan
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Dan Sullivan
FEC S4AK00214

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 (as a write-in), 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Independent Governor  Bill Walker
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (5)
    Republican     state Senator  Mike Dunleavy - apparently not a candidate
12 September 2017: Suspended campaign due to health issues.
  Candidate Republican     Scott Hawkins
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Charlie Huggins
  Candidate Republican     Jacob Kern
  Candidate Republican     Michael D. Sheldon
  Candidate Independent     Governor  Bill Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: Byron I. Mallott
 Governor Bill Walker was previously affiliated with the Republican Party.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Independent Lieutenant Governor  Byron I. Mallott
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Lynn Gattis
  Candidate Republican     Edie Grunwald
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Kevin G. Meyer
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Gary L. Stevens
  Candidate Republican     Stephen Wright
  Candidate Independent     Lieutenant Governor  Byron I. Mallott
 Lieutenant Governor Byron I. Mallott was previously affiliated with the Democratic Party.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large Republican Congressman  Donald E. "Don" 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 regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dimitri Shein
FEC H8AK00132; 30 Sep 17; Tot $42,596; Dsb $4,300
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Donald E. "Don" Young
FEC H6AK00045; 30 Sep 17; Tot $388,896; Dsb $209,451
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Gregory Evan "Greg" Fitch
FEC H8AK01015
 

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 candidate
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 incumbents, 2 candidates
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 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.

Notes

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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Alaska State Constitution
  Infobases (Statutes)
Election Authority
  Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC
  Alaska Division of Elections
  Alaska Division of Elections
  Alaska Public Offices Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alaska Legislature
  Alaska State Legislature's House Majority
  House of Representatives
  State Senate
Democratic
  Alaska Democrats
  Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus
  Alaska's Democratic Legislators
Republican
  House and Senate Legislative Majorities (Republican)
  Republican Party of Alaska
Third Party
  Alaska Constitution Party
  Alaska Constitution Party
  Alaska Libertarian Party
  Alaskan Independence Party
  Green Party of Alaska
  Justice Party of Alaska
  The Unity Party of Alaska
Media & others
  Alaska Dispatch - Anchorage
  Anchorage Daily News
  Homer Tribune - Homer
  Juneau Empire
  Ketchikan Daily News
  Kodiak Daily Mirror
  KTUU TV - NBC - Anchorage
  KUAC FM - NPR/PBS - Fairbanks
  Nome Nugget
  Petersburg Pilot
  Politics1.com - Alaska
  The Alaska Star - Eagle River
  The Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks
  The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla
  The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai

 


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