None of Juneau’s candidates for state Senate or House of Representatives faced opposition in Tuesday’s primary election.
According to unofficial results from the Alaska Division of Elections, Democratic Sen. Dennis Egan received 4,779 votes in his uncontested primary in Senate District Q. Egan, who caucused with the Alaska Senate’s Republican-led majority for the past two years, will face Republican Tom Williams in the November general election. Williams received 3,125 votes on Tuesday.
In House District 33, Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III received 2,725 votes, while Republican candidate Peter Dukowitz got 1,222 votes. District 33 includes downtown Juneau and Douglas Island, as well as Skagway, Haines and Gustavus.
And in House District 34, Representative Cathy Munoz got 2,177 votes in the uncontested Republican primary. On the Democratic side, George McGuan received 1,787 votes.
All results are considered unofficial until the election is certified by the Division of Elections.
The general election will be held on Nov. 4.
- President Trump is proposing to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. That’s one detail from the budget the White House delivered to Congress Tuesday. The document fleshes out the “blueprint” released in March.
- Juneau residents will have a rare opportunity this week to sound off over trash service. The company that runs curbside pick up has been acquired by Waste Connections, a Canada-based business with customers in 39 states and five provinces.
- The Department of Fish and Game will pull the north line of the Ugashik District back away from the haulout site again, Salomone said, the same as last year. The exact coordinates will be published with the first announcement from Fish and Game about June 1.
- The Navy will scan Kodiak and Unalaska waters for World War II-era munitions using underwater drones next month, as part of an ongoing effort to eventually remove the explosives. What could happen and whether the historic weapons would detonate is unclear.