2018 Primary Election Results: Dunleavy, Galvin and upsets top early returns

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11:34 (Final update for the night) –

The top of Tuesday’s primary election didn’t carry many surprises: Alyse Galvin won the Democrat Party’s nomination for the U.S. House, Mike Dunleavy has won the Republican Party’s nomination for governor on a ballot that doesn’t feature the state’s independent governor and the Les Gara-endorsed Zack Fields took home a wide margin of victory in the Democratic Primary for the true blue House District 20.

It’s down the ticket that carries a lot of intrigue.

Three incumbents are in varying stages of peril tonight: Sen. Peter Micciche and Reps. Charisse Millett and Gabrielle LeDoux.

Millett appears headed to defeat in a Republican primary where her weak fundraising had to go up against Josh Revak and a $30,000 independent expenditure group. She’s currently down by nearly 200 votes, or nearly 15 points.

Meanwhile things are much closer for LeDoux and Micciche. LeDoux, a Republican who joined Democrats in a coalition to rule the House, is only up over Aaron Weaver by six votes. A win here would be great news for the party Republicans and grim news for the House Bipartisan Coalition.

Micciche, meanwhile, is down by 13 votes behind Ron Gillham in the Republican primary. Gillham didn’t run much of a campaign according to campaign finance reports.

LeDoux and Micciche sparred famously this year over Micciche’s smoke-free workplaces bill.

The House Bipartisan Coalition also won’t be able to look to House District 9 for the return of an old ally. With 82 percent of the vote in, Republican Rep. George Rauscher has nearly 50 percent of the vote. Union-backed groups were hoping for a Colver win here. He’s in second with 28 percent of the vote.

If the margins in this race hold, it’s likely one of the most decisive primary victories for the district. Then again, things could still stand to change a lot as the geographically massive district has distinctly different politics.

Unions can take solace in a pair of apparent victories in Eagle River. Union-backed Republican candidates Nancy Dahlstrom and Kelly Merrick both appear to be headed to victory as of tonight. Merrick has a nearly 200-vote lead over Jamie Allard for the open seat with 100 percent of the precincts reporting.
 

11:23 p.m. –

  • There’s no movement on Rep. LeDoux’s tight primary. Still a difference of six votes.
  • Rep. Louise Stutes can rest easy with her contested primary, where she holds 54 percent of the vote with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
  • There’s a bit of tightening in the House District 23 Republican primary, where Connie! Dougherty’s lead has gone from about 10 points to about six. The vote tally is up to 75 percent.
  • UPSET ALERT!  With 86 percent of the vote in, Josh Revak’s lead over Rep. Millett is at nearly 15 points. It looks like it could be game over for the Republican Minority Leader.
  • There’s 88 percent of the vote in for the Republican primary for House District 26. It looks like Laddie Shaw will have it there with 42 percent of the current vote tally.

11:20 p.m. –

  • Mead Treadwell has conceded victory to Mike Dunleavy in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.

  • Rep. Jason Grenn won’t have to face former Rep. Liz Vazquez in the general election, as long as the results in the House District 22 Republican primary hold true. With 86 percent of the precincts reporting, Sara Rasmussen is holding a 10-point lead in the primary.
  • House Majority Leader Chris Tuck won’t have to face former Democrat-turned-Republican Forrest McDonald in the general election. Connie! Dougherty has a 10-point lead with 63 percent of the vote in.
  • Rep. Chuck Kopp has handily defeated Stephen Duplantis in the Republican primary by a massive margin. With all the slinging by Duplantis you would’ve thought this might have been a closer one.

10:47 p.m. –

  • UPSET ALERT! With 94 percent of the vote in, Republican Sen. Micciche is down by fewer than 30 votes against Ron Gillham.
  • UPSET ALERT! House Minority Leader Charisse Millett is more than 10 points down behind Republican challenger Josh Revak. Millett’s fundraising has been lackluster this season and Revak’s been backed by a Jeff Landfield-run PAC.
  • UPSET ALERT! With 80 percent of the vote in, Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux is only up by SIX votes over Republican challenger Aaron Weaver. If the GOP can boot LeDoux, that’s a big win for the party and potentially a big setback for the House Bipartisan Coalition.
  • While LeDoux’s in a tough spot, the union-backed potentially bipartisan coalition-friendly Republicans out in Eagle River are both winning their fields. With 100 percent reporting, Kelly Merrick has topped the field by about 6 points for House District 14 while Nancy Dalhstrom holds 42 percent of the vote–a 10-point lead–with 67 percent of precincts reporting for House District 13.
  • The Les Gara-endorsed Zack Fields has the very blue House District 20 in hand with just about 50 percent of the vote in his three-way race with 100 percent of precincts counted. Groh finishes the night with a little north of 30 percent of the vote. Rojas finishes distant third.

10:02 p.m. –

  • Gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy holds a big lead over the Republican challengers with 47 precincts reporting.
  • Independent Alyse Galvin also has what’s likely an insurmountable lead with 54 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House.
  • UPSET ALERT! Sen. Peter Micciche is down in his primary against Ron Gillham. Micciche lags by fewer than 100 votes (1,679 to Gillham’s 1,707). 76 percent of the vote in Senate District O has been counted. 
  • UPSET ALERT! Rep. Charisse Millett, who like Micciche is the leader of her caucus in the House, is also at risk of an upset. There’s only 42 percent of the vote counted in House District 25, but Josh Revak is up by nearly 100 votes, or about a 10-point margin.

This will be updated. 

RESULTS – 11:14 P.M.

US REPRESENTATIVE (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 363/442 (82%) — Total votes: 32826

Christophe Cumings DEM: 2400 (7.31%)

Alyse S. Galvin DEM: 18231 (55.54%)

Carol Hafner DEM: 4665 (14.21%)

Dimitri Shein DEM: 7530 (22.94%)

US REPRESENTATIVE (R)

Precincts reporting: 363/442 (82%) — Total votes: 56447

Thomas Nelson REP: 8613 (15.26%)

Jed Whittaker REP: 7817 (13.85%)

Don Young REP: 40017 (70.89%)

GOVERNOR (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 362/441 (82%) — Total votes: 31493

Mark Begich DEM: 26795 (85.08%)

William S. Toien LIB: 4698 (14.92%)

GOVERNOR (R)

Precincts reporting: 362/441 (82%) — Total votes: 57388

Darin A. Colbry REP: 329 (0.57%)

Mike J. Dunleavy REP: 35186 (61.31%)

Thomas A. Gordon REP: 758 (1.32%)

Gerald L. Heikes REP: 365 (0.64%)

Merica Hlatcu REP: 827 (1.44%)

Michael D. Sheldon REP: 1205 (2.1%)

Mead Treadwell REP: 18718 (32.62%)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 362/441 (82%) — Total votes: 27497

Debra L. Call DEM: 27497 (100%)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (R)

Precincts reporting: 362/441 (82%) — Total votes: 53631

Lynn Gattis REP: 5425 (10.12%)

Edie Grunwald REP: 14312 (26.69%)

Sharon D. Jackson REP: 4181 (7.8%)

Kevin G. Meyer REP: 19783 (36.89%)

Gary L. Stevens REP: 6583 (12.27%)

Stephen Wright REP: 3347 (6.24%)

SENATE DISTRICT A (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 13/13 (100%) — Total votes: 1110

Scott Kawasaki DEM: 1110 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT A (R)

Precincts reporting: 13/13 (100%) — Total votes: 1386

Pete Kelly REP: 1386 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT C (R)

Precincts reporting: 32/42 (76%) — Total votes: 2059

Click Bishop REP: 2059 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT E (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 19/22 (86%) — Total votes: 748

Susan “”Su”” Kay DEM: 748 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT E (R)

Precincts reporting: 19/22 (86%) — Total votes: 3952

Randall D. Kowalke REP: 1296 (32.79%)

Michael K. Shower REP: 2656 (67.21%)

SENATE DISTRICT G (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 12/13 (92%) — Total votes: 1017

Oliver Schiess DEM: 1017 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT G (R)

Precincts reporting: 12/13 (92%) — Total votes: 4119

Dan Saddler REP: 1700 (41.27%)

Lora H. Reinbold REP: 2419 (58.73%)

SENATE DISTRICT I (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 17/17 (100%) — Total votes: 1975

Elvi Gray-Jackson DEM: 1975 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT I (R)

Precincts reporting: 17/17 (100%) — Total votes: 1592

Jim Crawford REP: 1592 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT K (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 15/15 (100%) — Total votes: 2040

Sam Cason DEM: 2040 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT K (R)

Precincts reporting: 15/15 (100%) — Total votes: 2921

Mia Costello REP: 2921 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT M (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 13/15 (87%) — Total votes: 1353

Janice Park DEM: 1353 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT M (R)

Precincts reporting: 13/15 (87%) — Total votes: 3164

Chris Birch REP: 2457 (77.65%)

Bekah Halat REP: 707 (22.35%)

SENATE DISTRICT O (R)

Precincts reporting: 17/17 (100%) — Total votes: 5137

Peter A. Micciche REP: 2562 (49.87%)

Ronald D. Gillham REP: 2575 (50.13%)

SENATE DISTRICT Q (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 17/18 (94%) — Total votes: 4054

Jesse Kiehl DEM: 4054 (100%)

SENATE DISTRICT S (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 44/66 (67%) — Total votes: 1185

Lyman F. Hoffman DEM: 1185 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 1 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 9/9 (100%) — Total votes: 765

Kathryn E. Dodge DEM: 765 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 1 (R)

Precincts reporting: 9/9 (100%) — Total votes: 941

Barton S. LeBon REP: 672 (71.41%)

Wolfgang Falke REP: 269 (28.59%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 2 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 4/4 (100%) — Total votes: 291

Van Lawrence DEM: 291 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 2 (R)

Precincts reporting: 4/4 (100%) — Total votes: 606

Steve Thompson REP: 606 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 3 (R)

Precincts reporting: 5/5 (100%) — Total votes: 1318

Tammie Wilson REP: 1318 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 4 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 5/7 (71%) — Total votes: 1231

Grier Hopkins DEM: 1231 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 4 (R)

Precincts reporting: 5/7 (71%) — Total votes: 1063

Jim Sackett REP: 1063 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 5 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 8/9 (89%) — Total votes: 881

Adam L. Wool DEM: 881 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 5 (R)

Precincts reporting: 8/9 (89%) — Total votes: 903

Kevin McKinley REP: 903 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 6 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 24/33 (73%) — Total votes: 578

Ed Alexander DEM: 578 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 6 (R)

Precincts reporting: 24/33 (73%) — Total votes: 1119

David M. Talerico REP: 1119 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 7 (R)

Precincts reporting: 6/7 (86%) — Total votes: 1728

Co Sullivan-Leonard REP: 1728 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 8 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 4/6 (67%) — Total votes: 272

James L. Chesbro DEM: 183 (67.28%)

Mark Fish LIB: 89 (32.72%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 8 (R)

Precincts reporting: 4/6 (67%) — Total votes: 1447

Andrew C. Murr REP: 370 (25.57%)

Mark Neuman REP: 1077 (74.43%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 9 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 9/11 (82%) — Total votes: 333

Bill Johnson DEM: 333 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 9 (R)

Precincts reporting: 9/11 (82%) — Total votes: 2056

Pamela Goode REP: 464 (22.57%)

Jim Colver REP: 584 (28.4%)

George Rauscher REP: 1008 (49.03%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 10 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 10/11 (91%) — Total votes: 445

Neal T. Lacy DEM: 208 (46.74%)

Patrici Faye-Brazel DEM: 237 (53.26%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 10 (R)

Precincts reporting: 10/11 (91%) — Total votes: 1843

David Eastman REP: 1843 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 11 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 6/9 (67%) — Total votes: 415

Eileen E. Patterson DEM: 415 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 11 (R)

Precincts reporting: 6/9 (67%) — Total votes: 1856

Edna B. DeVries REP: 784 (42.24%)

DeLena M. Johnson REP: 1072 (57.76%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 12 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 497

Stephany Jeffers DEM: 497 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 12 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 2421

Cathy L. Tilton REP: 2421 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 13 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 5/6 (83%) — Total votes: 291

Danyelle D. Kimp DEM: 291 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 13 (R)

Precincts reporting: 5/6 (83%) — Total votes: 1098

Nancy A. Dahlstrom REP: 465 (42.35%)

Craig Christenson REP: 360 (32.79%)

Bill Cook REP: 273 (24.86%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 14 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 720

Joe Hackenmueller DEM: 720 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 14 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 2950

Kelly R. Merrick REP: 1257 (42.61%)

Jamie D. Allard REP: 1069 (36.24%)

Eugene Harnett REP: 624 (21.15%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 15 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 4/5 (80%) — Total votes: 312

Patrick McCormack DEM: 94 (30.13%)

Rick Phillips DEM: 69 (22.12%)

Lyn D. Franks DEM: 149 (47.76%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 15 (R)

Precincts reporting: 4/5 (80%) — Total votes: 500

Aaron A. Weaver REP: 247 (49.4%)

Gabrielle LeDoux REP: 253 (50.6%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 16 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 938

Ivy A. Spohnholz DEM: 938 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 16 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 964

Stanley A. Wright REP: 964 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 17 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 860

Andrew L. Josephson DEM: 860 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 17 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 780

Marcus Sanders REP: 780 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 18 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 10/10 (100%) — Total votes: 1130

Harriet A. Drummond DEM: 1130 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 18 (R)

Precincts reporting: 10/10 (100%) — Total votes: 816

Anthony C. Lekanof REP: 816 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 19 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 6/6 (100%) — Total votes: 809

Geran Tarr DEM: 706 (87.27%)

Cean Stevens LIB: 103 (12.73%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 20 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 9/9 (100%) — Total votes: 1838

Warren P. West LIB: 36 (1.96%)

Cliff Groh DEM: 585 (31.83%)

Elias Rojas DEM: 313 (17.03%)

William Z. Fields DEM: 904 (49.18%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 20 (R)

Precincts reporting: 9/9 (100%) — Total votes: 640

Ceezar X. Martinson REP: 640 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 21 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 8/8 (100%) — Total votes: 1414

Matt Claman DEM: 1414 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 21 (R)

Precincts reporting: 8/8 (100%) — Total votes: 1318

Marilyn Stewart REP: 1318 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 22 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 661

Dustin Darden DEM: 661 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 22 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 1814

Sara Rasmussen REP: 971 (53.53%)

Liz Vazquez REP: 843 (46.47%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 23 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 6/8 (75%) — Total votes: 503

Chris Tuck DEM: 503 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 23 (R)

Precincts reporting: 6/8 (75%) — Total votes: 800

Forrest J. McDonald REP: 376 (47%)

Connie R. Dougherty REP: 424 (53%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 24 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 996

Sue Levi DEM: 996 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 24 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 2057

Charles M. Kopp REP: 1460 (70.98%)

Stephen J Duplantis REP: 597 (29.02%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 25 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 6/7 (86%) — Total votes: 700

Pat Higgins DEM: 700 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 25 (R)

Precincts reporting: 6/7 (86%) — Total votes: 1317

Charisse E. Millett REP: 565 (42.9%)

Josh C. Revak REP: 752 (57.1%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 26 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/8 (88%) — Total votes: 674

Hunter Dunn DEM: 674 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 26 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/8 (88%) — Total votes: 1892

Laddie Shaw REP: 811 (42.86%)

Joe Riggs REP: 576 (30.44%)

Albert Fogle REP: 505 (26.69%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 27 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/8 (88%) — Total votes: 1044

Liz Snyder DEM: 1044 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 27 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/8 (88%) — Total votes: 1804

Lance Pruitt REP: 1239 (68.68%)

Donald W. Jones REP: 565 (31.32%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 28 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 9/9 (100%) — Total votes: 1380

Amber M. Lee DEM: 1380 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 28 (R)

Precincts reporting: 9/9 (100%) — Total votes: 2576

Ross P. Bieling REP: 1063 (41.27%)

Jennifer B Johnston REP: 1513 (58.73%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 29 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 11/11 (100%) — Total votes: 598

Shawn A. Butler DEM: 598 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 29 (R)

Precincts reporting: 11/11 (100%) — Total votes: 2441

Wayne H. Ogle REP: 1222 (50.06%)

Benjamin Carpenter REP: 1219 (49.94%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 30 (R)

Precincts reporting: 6/6 (100%) — Total votes: 2046

Gary A. Knopp REP: 2046 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 31 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 9/9 (100%) — Total votes: 1319

Paul Seaton DEM: 1319 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 31 (R)

Precincts reporting: 9/9 (100%) — Total votes: 2391

Henry F. Kroll REP: 355 (14.85%)

John R. Cox REP: 1003 (41.95%)

Sarah L. Vance REP: 1033 (43.2%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 32 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 14/14 (100%) — Total votes: 604

Dennis P. Harris DEM: 604 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 32 (R)

Precincts reporting: 14/14 (100%) — Total votes: 1517

Richard H. Walker REP: 686 (45.22%)

Louise Stutes REP: 831 (54.78%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 33 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 10/11 (91%) — Total votes: 2522

Tom Morphet DEM: 397 (15.74%)

Steven D. Handy DEM: 418 (16.57%)

Sara Hannan DEM: 1639 (64.99%)

James E. Hart DEM: 68 (2.7%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 34 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 1882

Robert H. Edwardson DEM: 471 (25.03%)

Andrea Story DEM: 1411 (74.97%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 34 (R)

Precincts reporting: 7/7 (100%) — Total votes: 1304

Jerry A. Nankervis REP: 1304 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 35 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 14/14 (100%) — Total votes: 961

Jona Kreiss-Tomkins DEM: 961 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 35 (R)

Precincts reporting: 14/14 (100%) — Total votes: 913

Richard J. Wein REP: 546 (59.8%)

Kenny Skaflestad REP: 367 (40.2%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 36 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 9/10 (90%) — Total votes: 458

Ghert Abbott DEM: 458 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 36 (R)

Precincts reporting: 9/10 (90%) — Total votes: 848

Trevor A. Shaw REP: 848 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 37 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 27/35 (77%) — Total votes: 634

Bryce E. Edgmon DEM: 634 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 37 (R)

Precincts reporting: 27/35 (77%) — Total votes: 556

William W Weatherby REP: 351 (63.13%)

Stanley Swetzof REP: 205 (36.87%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 38 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 17/31 (55.%) — Total votes: 563

Tiffany Zulkosky DEM: 563 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 38 (R)

Precincts reporting: 17/31 (55.%) — Total votes: 275

Darren M. Deacon REP: 275 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 39 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 20/33 (61%) — Total votes: 606

Neal W. Foster DEM: 606 (100%)

HOUSE DISTRICT 40 (ADL)

Precincts reporting: 9/23 (39%) — Total votes: 257

John Lincoln DEM: 257 (100%)

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