The race to replace Rep. Mike Hawker in the Hillside area State House District 28 seat is heating up. The two Republican primary candidate Jennifer Johnston and Ross Bieling are now trading nasty barbs in their latest batch of radio ads.
Governor Bill Walker made public today the contract with Craig Richards, the former Attorney General who is now in private practice.
According to new campaign finance disclosure reports, Rep. Cathy MuÃ±oz is enjoying the support of some of Juneauâ€™s dentists, while her electoral opponent, Justin Parish, reported his biggest expense was a dentistâ€™s devil: candy and snacks to pass out at Juneauâ€™s Fourth of July Parade.
Governor Bill Walker announced today the appointment of Department of Administration Commissioner Sheldon Fisher to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees.
Yesterday, while hosting the Dave Stieren Show on FM News 103.7 KFQD, I interviewed Governor Walker regarding his hiring of former Apache Alaska General Manager John Hendrix to serve as his new Chief Oil and Gas Advisor.
Here is a list of the campaigns that raised the most money in this reporting period that ran from February 1 of this year through July 15. This list is dominated by non-incumbents. New candidates are more likely to be embroiled in primary fights and are unencumbered by legislative ethics rules that hamper incumbents from fundraising during regular and special legislative sessions.
The 30-day filing period ended on July 15, but campaigns and groups have until July 18 (Monday) to file their reports. Most wait until the last minute to file, but some already have.
Here are a few things we can already glean from those early filers.
A Wednesday Senate State Affairs Committee meeting proved to be ground zero for some good political theater as a fight between the snotty tone of the State Senate met the rare trash talking of the Governorâ€™s Office.
This is simultaneously one of the easiest and most difficult races to rate. The district is a lock for a Republican victory, but the Republican primary is difficult to gauge.
This morning developer Mark Pfeffer officially filed a $37 million claim with the Legislative Affairs Agency (LAA) over the Legislatureâ€™s decision to move the Anchorage Legislative Information Office out of the recently renovated 716 W. Fourth Avenue building.