In Alaska’s first ranked-choice election, the leader on election night may not be the ultimate winner.
Art Hackney is working for the Begich campaign. He assumes, based on polling he’s seen, that Mary Peltola will lead after the first choice votes are counted.
“You get to me by using data. You don’t get to me by using emotion or threats. You ask her a question, she’s all facts,” said Gov. Dunleavy about Anne Zink.
Just as Gov. Bill Walker inherited a budget from former Gov. Sean Parnell four years ago, he’ll be handing off a proposal to Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy this year.
Transition chairman Tuckerman Babcock said the resignation requests allow at-will workers to let the transition know they want to be part of the Dunleavy administration.
A former rural educator is about to become Alaska’s next governor. How the Dunleavy administration addresses public education policy is a big question looming over rural schools across the state.
Before the election, Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy said there were “a lot of issues that, in my opinion, are quite frankly and bluntly more important” than Gov. Bill Walker’s Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team.