Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2014 Alaska General Election

Alaska

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In addition to the office contests shown on our ballots, you may find additional county, city, local and judicial contests on the ballot you will see at the polls. Due to our limited resources we are currently unable to cover these contests.

US Senate
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Mark Begich - D
Websitewww.markbegich.com
55
Mark S. Fish - L
Dan Sullivan - R
Ted Gianoutsos
Websitewww.tedandfran.com
75
Sean Godfrey
Sidney I. Hill
United States Representative
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John R. Cox
Websitewww.johnrcoxforcongress.com
60
Forrest Dunbar - D
Websitewww.forrestforalaska.com
Jim C. McDermott - L
Websitewww.mcdermott4congress4alaska.com
Don E. Young - R
Websitealaskansfordonyoung.com
84
Governor / Lt Governor
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Carolyn F. "Care" Clift - L
Websitecarecliftcampaign.com
Andrew C. Lee - L
J. R. Myers - ACP
Websitewww.jr4gov.com
54
Maria P. Rensel - ACP
Sean R. Parnell - R
Websitewww.gov.state.ak.us
55
Dan Sullivan - R
Bill Walker - I
Websitewww.walkerforalaska.com
Byron I. Mallott - D
Websitewww.byronmallott.com
74
Alaska Senate
State Senator District A
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Pete Kelly - R
Websitewww.petekellyforsenate.com
61
Tamara Kruse Roselius - D
Websitedemocracy.com/tamaraforalaska/bio.aspx
State Senator District C
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Click Bishop - R
Websitewww.clickbishop.com
60
Dorothy J. Shockley
Websitewww.dorothyshockleyforstatehouse.com
State Senator District E
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Mike J. "Mike" Dunleavy - R
Websitewww.electmikedunleavy.com
Warren Keogh - U
Websitewww.keoghforsenate.com
State Senator District F
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Patricia R. Chesbro - D
Websitewww.patchesbro.com
69
Bill Stoltze - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=stz
56
State Senator District G
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Jim Arlington - D
Anna I. Fairclough - R
Websitewww.annafairclough.com
60
State Senator District I
Berta Gardner - D
Websitewww.bertagardner.com
63
State Senator District K
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Mia Costello - R
Websitewww.votemia.com
49
Clare Ross - D
Websiterossforalaska.com
State Senator District M
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Kevin Meyer - R
Websitewww.senatormeyer.com
61
Felix E. Rivera - D
Websiteneighborsforfelix.com
State Senator District N
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Harry T. Crawford, Jr. - D
Websitecrawfordforalaska.com
65
Catherine A. "Cathy" Giessel - R
Websitewww.CathyGiessel.com
66
State Senator District O
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Peter A. Micciche - R
Websitesenate.legis.state.ak.us/senator.php?id=mhe
Eric D. Treider - U
Websitewww.treiderforsenate.com
State Senator District P
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Robert "Moose" Henrichs - D
Websitewww.henrichsforsenate.com
Gary Lee Stevens - R
Websitesenate.legis.state.ak.us/senator.php?id=stg
76
State Senator District Q
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Dennis Egan - D
Websitesenate.legis.state.ak.us/senator.php?id=EGA
70
Tom Williams - R
State Senator District S
Lyman F. Hoffman - D
Websitesenatorhoffman.com
67
State Senator District T
Donald C. "Donny" Olson - D
Websitewww.alaskasenate.org/olson
64
Alaska House
State Representative District 1
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Gregory Don Bringhurst - R
Websitegregbringhurst.com
Scott J. Kawasaki - D
Websitewww.alaskascott.com
42
State Representative District 2
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Larry Murakami - D
Websitewww.larryforalaska.com
Steve M. Thompson - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=thp
73
State Representative District 3
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Sharron J. Hunter - D
Tammie Wilson - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wlt
State Representative District 4
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Joe Blanchard, II - R
David Guttenberg - D
Websitewww.re-electdavidguttenberg.org
66
State Representative District 5
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Pete B. Higgins - R
Websitewww.higginsalaska.com
60
Adam Wool - D
State Representative District 6
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Wilson Justin - D
David M. "Dave" Talerico - R
Websitewww.talericoforhouse.com
61
State Representative District 7
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Lynn Gattis - R
Websitewww.lynngattis.com
Verne Rupright - U
State Representative District 8
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Mark A. Neuman - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=neu
58
Pam Rahn - D
Websitewww.pamrahn4house.vpweb.com
66
Stephen C. Jacobson - U
State Representative District 9
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Jim Colver - R
Mabel H. Wimmer - D
Pamela Goode - CON
State Representative District 10
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Wes Keller - R
Websitewww.weskeller.com
71
Neal T. Lacy - D
Websitedemocracy.com/neallacy
Roger Purcell - U
State Representative District 11
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Shelley Hughes - R
Websitewww.alaskansforhughes.com
59
Pete P. LaFrance - D
WebsitepeteLaFrance.com
State Representative District 12
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Cathy Tilton - R
Gretchen Wehmhoff - D
Websitegretchenforhouse.com
State Representative District 13
Dan Saddler - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=sad
State Representative District 14
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Miles D. Pruner - D
Lora Reinbold - R
Websitewww.reinboldforalaska.com
State Representative District 15
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Laurie Hummel - D
WebsiteHummelForStateHouse.com
Gabrielle LeDoux - R
Websitevoteledoux.com
69
State Representative District 16
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Max F. Gruenberg, Jr. - D
Websitewww.maxgruenbergforstatehouse.com
74
Don Hadley - R
Websitewww.hadleyforhouse.com
75
State Representative District 17
Andrew L. "Andy" Josephson - D
Websiteelectandystatehouse.com
53
State Representative District 18
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Harriet A. Drummond - D
Websitewww.harrietdrummond.com
Phil Isley
State Representative District 19
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Cean Stevens - L
Websitewww.ceanstevens.com
Geran Tarr - D
Websitewww.tarrforstatehouse.com
State Representative District 20
State Representative District 21
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Matt Claman - D
Anand Dubey - R
Websitewww.ananddubey.com
State Representative District 22
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Marty M. McGee - D
Liz Vazquez - R
State Representative District 23
Chris S. Tuck - D
Websitetuckforalaska.com
51
State Representative District 24
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Michael "Mike" Fenster - D
Craig W. Johnson - R
Websitewww.dist28.com
64
State Representative District 25
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Patti Higgins - D
Websitewww.pattihiggins.com
Charisse E. Millett - R
Websitecharissemillett.com
53
State Representative District 26
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Bill Goodell - D
Bob Lynn - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=lyn
84
State Representative District 27
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Matt Moore - D
Websitewww.mooreforalaska.com
Lance Pruitt - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=pru
36
State Representative District 28
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Samuel Duff Combs - D
Mike Hawker - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=haw
61
State Representative District 29
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Charles M. "Mike" Chenault - R
Websitewww.mikechenault.com
60
Rocky Knudsen - D
State Representative District 30
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Kurt E. Olson - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=oll
69
Shauna L. Thornton - D
State Representative District 31
Paul K. Seaton - R
Websitewww.votepaulseaton.com
72
State Representative District 32
State Representative District 33
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Peter Dukowitz - R
Sam S. Kito - D
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=kio
State Representative District 34
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George McGuan - D
Cathy Engstrom Munoz - R
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=mun
53
State Representative District 35
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Jonathan S. Kreiss-Tomkins - D
Websitewww.jonathanforstatehouse.com
28
Steven A. Samuelson - R
State Representative District 36
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Chere L. Klein - R
Daniel H. "Dan" Ortiz - U
Websitewww.danortizalaska.com
State Representative District 37
Bryce Edgmon - D
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=edg
56
State Representative District 38
State Representative District 39
Neal W. Foster - D
Websitefosteralaska.com
45
State Representative District 40
Benjamin P. "Bennie" Nageak - D
Websitehouse.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=nag
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana in Alaska
This bill would tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana in Alaska. The bill would make the use of marijuana legal for persons 21 years of age or older.The bill would allow a person to possess, use, show, buy, transport, or grow set amounts of marijuana, with the growing subject to certain restrictions. The bill would ban the public use of marijuana.The bill would prohibit a person under 21 years of age from using false identification to buy or try to buy marijuana or marijuana accessories. The bill would allow validly registered marijuana-related entities and persons 21 years of age or older who own or are employed by these entities to make, possess, buy, distribute, sell, show, store, transport, deliver, transfer, receive, harvest, process, or package marijuana and marijuana products, subject to certain restrictions. Alaska Statute 17.30.020 (Controlled Substances) would not apply to these entities.The bill would require the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board to implement parts of the bill. But the bill would also let the legislature create a Marijuana Control Board to assume these duties. The bill would require the ABC Board to adopt regulations governing marijuana-related entities. The regulations would need to cover certain topics and be subject to certain restrictions. The bill would also create procedures for registering a marijuana-related entity. The procedures would be managed by the ABC Board and local governments. The bill would allow a local government to prohibit the operation of marijuana-related entities. A local government could do that by enacting an ordinance or through voter initiative. The ordinances could cover the time, place, manner, and registration of a marijuana entity’s operations. The bill would allow a person 21 years of age or older to possess, use, show, buy, or transport marijuana accessories. Marijuana accessories are products individuals use to grow or consume marijuana. The bill would also allow persons 21 years of age or older to make marijuana accessories and to distribute or sell them to persons who are 21 years of age or older.The bill states that it is not intended to require an employer to allow marijuana use, transportation, possession, sale, growth, or transfer or prevent an employer from prohibiting these activities. The bill does not intend to supersede laws prohibiting driving under the influence of marijuana. The bill does not intend to prohibit schools, correction facilities, hospitals, or private persons or entities from restricting marijuana on their property. The bill does not intend to limit the state’s existing medical marijuana laws.The bill would impose a $50 per ounce (or proportionate) excise tax on the sale or transfer of marijuana from a cultivation facility to a retail store or marijuana product manufacturing facility. The marijuana cultivation facility would pay the tax and send monthly tax statements to the Department of Revenue. The department of Revenue could exempt certain parts of the marijuana plant from the tax. It could also establish a lower tax rate for certain parts of the plant.The bill defines numerous terms. The bill contains a statement of purpose and findings. The bill would impose civil fines and penalties for violations. Should this initative become law?___ Yes___ No
Raise Alaska’s minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $8.75
This bill would raise Alaska’s minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $8.75 per hour as of January 1, 2015. The bill would raise the minimum wage to $9.75 per hour as of January 1, 2016. The bill would adjust the minimum wage each year for inflation after 2016. The bill creates a method for this adjustment. Under the bill, if the adjusted minimum wage is less than one dollar over the federal minimum wage, Alaska’s minimum wage will be one dollar over the federal minimum. Tips or gratuities would not count toward the minimum wage.The bill has a statement of findings and declaration. This statement gives reasons for the bill. The reasons pertain to quality of life for low income workers, the effect of increases in the cost of living, the relationship of the Alaska minimum wage to the federal poverty level, and the minimum wage in other states. Should this initative become law?___Yes___No
Pequire the legislature to approve future large-scale metallic sulfide mines in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve
This bill would require the legislature to approve future large-scale metallic sulfide mines in the Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve (BBFR) by passing a law. The law would have to find that any proposed mine would not endanger the BBFR fishery. The approval would be in addition to any other required permits or authorizations. The bill defines “large-scale metallic sulfide mining operation” as “a specific mining proposal to extract metals, including gold and copper, from sulfide-bearing rock and that would directly disturb 640 or more acres of land.” The bill lets the Department of Natural Resources adopt regulations. The bill would make findings. The bill’s findings would be that the legislature found the BBFR important by creating it in 1972; that the bill’s protections are necessary; that protecting the waters and wild salmon of the BBFR is of statewide interest based on the region’s fisheries, economic benefits, cultural heritage, and unique wild salmon resources; and that metallic sulfide mining may harm these interests because mines can produce toxins and pollutants. The bill intends the legislature to approve any large-scale metallic sulfide mine in the BBFR or which could adversely affect its watershed. The bill would apply only to large-scale metallic sulfide mines in the BBFR that lack all required permits, licenses, or approvals before the bill’s effective date. Should this initiative become law?___YES___No
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