More than 200 candidates are running for state and federal offices.
Cook said she’ll continue teaching through the end of the school year before transitioning to campaigning.
Dunleavy could take heat from supporters regardless of what he decides. Meyer is at the center of criticism from conservative voters in places like the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, who are unhappy with how last year’s election was conducted.
In an announcement posted on social media on Monday, Kurka criticized Dunleavy’s health mandates issued early in the pandemic.
Republican candidate Kevin Meyer received some criticism over the weekend for saying in June that all students should know English before they attend school.
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.
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.
Beltrami wants Walker and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich to reach an agreement that would leave only one of them in the race for governor.