Alaska prohibits electioneering within 200 feet of a polling place and that includes carrying signs; wearing a candidate’s T-shirt, campaign button or hat; or discussing ballot measures.
When Rep. Justin Parish announced he would not run for re-election last spring, he said it was because he had found a better candidate to run in his place: his former chief of staff Rob Edwardson.
Andi Story, a Democrat running for state House in the Mendenhall Valley’s District 34, has spent years working behind the scenes advocating for Alaska schools. Now she says she’s ready to take a seat at the table.
The competition is mostly within the Republican Party.
“I don’t believe in increasing the taxes during a recession. I think that’s bad policy,” the candidate for House District 34 said.
The announcement came the same day that Treadwell said he has the business experience needed to be governor – and Dunleavy doesn’t.
Carol Hafner doesn’t live in Alaska and says she hasn’t visited. But she says she’s serious about running and sharing her perspectives. Hafner listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing.
To vote in Alaska, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Alaska, and 18 years or older on Election Day. On your application you must provide a physical residence address, proof of identify and date of birth.
Tom Hart thinks being a young candidate will help him bring an important voice to the Legislature. “I feel like it’s a good position to be in because it allows me to bring the concerns of the younger generation to the table, which deserves a seat.”
Dimitri Shein is a Democrat from Anchorage running for Republican Congressman Don Young’s seat. The 36-year-old father of six was in Juneau recently and stopped by KTOO to introduce himself.