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.
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