Today, we’ll be exploring House Districts 11 through 20, which covers the remainder of the Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, Eagle River and the northeast and downtown areas of Anchorage.
His announcement leaves a three-way race for the blue House District 20. It’ll be an all-male race, despite Gara’s efforts to recruit female candidates.
An overly in-depth break down of the first 10 of 50 legislative races.
The entry of the two will shake up the dynamics of the race, but Begich upends the race most significantly.
The news sets up a three-way race for November.
The Walker campaign said it’s not interested in a “destructive primary.”
The push to allow Anchorage to use its vote-by-mail system in the 2018 elections is the first effort to expand the system.
Gara announced earlier this week that he was considering retiring after 16 years in the Legislature, inviting interested candidates to file.
The Anchorage Democrat would like to have some input in finding a replacement as he considers stepping away after 16 years.
Most expect Eagle River Republican Rep. Lora Reinbold will seek the open seat.