Tag Archives: Elections

Potential Candidates Have Looming Deadline

Zoe Sobel/KUCB – Jay Barrett/KMXT People planning on running for elected office this year have until 5 p.m. today, June 1st to register for primary and general elections. That’s the deadline for all positions including โ€“ United States AND Alaska senators and representatives. According to the Alaska Division of Elections web site, there are currently no opponents for District P …

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Still Plenty of Vacancies for the Civic-Minded

Jay Barrett/KMXT There are still a handful of seats on various boards in the Kodiak Island Borough that still do not have any declared candidates, and the deadline for filing is tomorrow. Assemblyman Jerrol Friend has filed for re-election, and Assemblywoman Chris Lynch, the other incumbent whose term is ending, told KMXT this morning she intended to seek re-election. The …

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Sen. Stevens Will Work for Coalition’s Continuation

Jay Barrett/KMXT A couple of weeks ago Alaska Governor Sean Parnell declared his desire to see the bi-partisan coalition in the state senate broken up, and vowed to work to elect more Republicans who side with him on oil issues. Currently, there are 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats in the senate, and for the last half-dozen years many of them …

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Senator Looks Forward to Plenty of Debate

Jay Barrett/KMXT Alaska’s new legislative districts will stay in place for this year’s elections unless a new legal challenge succeeds or the U.S Justice Department doesn’t agree. Kodiak Senator Gary Stevens says it appears there are a number of instances with two good candidates – sometimes both incumbents – being forced to run against each other.

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