Mike Prax is a former Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly member and Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. worker. He was the Interior Alaska coordinator for the election campaign of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
Recent debates have focused on the criminal justice overhaul passed two years ago, known as Senate Bill 91. Both candidates offer distinct visions for reform.
Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy come from different backgrounds. Begich has been outside the education system, Dunleavy within it.
Mike Dunleavy leads Mark Begich 42.5 percent to 42.3 percent in the poll, which was taken from last Friday through Monday.
Sen. Murkowski says that Dunleavy’s stance on Ballot Measure 1, a controversial salmon habitat ballot measure, was a big factor in her support.
Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami said labor leaders on a conference call unanimously supported Begich.
This would effectively turn the campaign into a two-way race between Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich.
There’s a large early lead for Republicans in requests for absentee ballots.
The question came at a Get Out the Native Vote forum in Juneau. Republican candidate Mike Dunleavy wasn’t there.
The other candidates for governor want to repeal Senate Bill 91.