Lisa Simpson, a former legislative aide, is running for office despite facing felony voter-interference charges
” We have to be as firm in dealing with those criminals as we are compassionate in dealing with the epidemic’s victims, recognizing the complexity in which criminal and victim may know one another, occupy the same shelter, or have a dealer and client relationship.”
Palin, Dunleavy and Tshibaka are on the list.
To opponents, the vetoes targeting of schools, the University of Alaska, child care, workforce development and seniors was evidence that not everything has changed over the last four years.
Dennis Egan served in the Alaska Legislature as Juneau’s senator for a decade, leaving a lasting impression as a gruff-but-charming fixture of the building and an icon of Alaska’s capital city.
Without anyone to split the moderate or liberal votes, Democratic candidate Mary Peltola has a pretty clear path to at least 40-45% of the vote, leaving Republicans Begich and Palin in a pinch.
In a series of interviews, they describe a decade-old pattern of behavior.
Sweeney, who was the co-chair of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young’s re-election campaign, finished fifth in the June 11 special primary election with 5.92% of the vote. Following her finish, she said she was considering her next steps and had not committed to running in the general election race.
7,504 ballots were rejected in the special election with more than a third being rejected because of the state’s witness signature requirement, with rural Alaska and Anchorage seeing far higher rejection rates than other parts of the state.
With ballots expected to be finalized next week, the litigation is set for a turnaround that would make the Alaska Redistricting trial look glacial.