In 2014, Parnell said the dismissal of Grunwald and two others was related to an investigation done by the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations.
Alyse Surratt Galvin is running as an everywoman. That’s part of her campaign message. “This is the time for someone who is like all people, to be representing people,” Galvin said. “I’m in touch. I’ve been there.”
Gubernatorial candidates stopped in Homer on Tuesday to campaign, meet with residents and square off in a governor’s forum. The event drew four prominent candidates including Gov. Bill Walker, Mike Dunleavy, Mark Begich and Mead Treadwell. It also drew lesser-known candidate Billy Toien.
In their own words, four low-profile candidates describe why they’re running.
Unions and Republicans aren’t natural allies, but there is one issue that’s clearly tying the candidate’s support together.
Dunleavy is the only majority senator in the past 30 years who was never the primary sponsor of a bill that became a law.
Former lieutenant governor says the odds are strong the Republicans will win the race.
The lieutenant governor has limited duties under the state constitution: to succeed the governor if necessary, and to oversee initiatives and referendums.
“I think there’s a lot of what I would call anxiety in the center and the left of the political spectrum in Alaska,” said Hollis French, who wants Walker and Begich to agree that someone drop out to eliminate political anxiety. Begich supports the idea, but Walker rejected it.
Dimond has years of experience as a carpenter in Juneau and currently works as an organizer for the local carpenters’ union. His advocacy for workers influenced his decision to run for state House District 33.