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Aug. 28 Primary: What’s your district? Who are your candidates?

This map shows the new boundaries for Southeast legislative districts. House districts use numbers. Senate districts use letters.

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Today’s primary election may confuse some Southeast voters. That’s because legislative boundaries have changed, in some cases shifting candidates and communities.

Here’s a list of districts, communities and candidates to make it easier.

House District 31

Candidates:

• Incumbent Republican Cathy Munoz (Juneau)

Communities:

• Juneau (airport area, Mendenhall Valley, Auke Bay and out Glacier Highway)

House District 32

Candidates:

• Incumbent Democrat Beth Kerttula (Juneau)

Communities:

• Juneau (downtown, Douglas, Lemon and Salmon Creeks)

• Petersburg

• Skagway

• Gustavus

• Tenakee Springs

• Kupreanof

• Excursion Inlet

• Hobart Bay

 

House District 33

Candidates:

• Republicans Patti Mackey (Ketchikan)

• Agnes Moran (Ketchikan)

• Peggy Wilson (Wrangell)

• Democrat Matt Olsen (Ketchikan)

• Incumbent Republican Kyle Johansen withdrew from the primary and plans to run as an independent in the general election.

Communities:

• Ketchikan

• Wrangell

• Saxman

• Coffman Cove

• Thorne Bay

• Edna Bay

• Hollis

• Hyder

• Loring

• Naukati Bay

• Point Baker

• Port Protection

• Whale Pass

House District 34

Candidates:

• Incumbent Republican Bill Thomas (Haines)

• Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (Sitka)

Communities:

• Sitka

• Haines

• Craig

• Hoonah

• Hydaburg

• Kake

• Kasaan

• Klawock

• Klukwan

• Metlakatla

• Pelican

• Angoon

• Covenant Life

• Elfin Cove

• Game Creek

• Lutak

• Mosquito Lake

• Mud Bay

• Port Alexander

• Whitestone Logging Camp

Senate District Q

Candidates:

• Incumbent Democrat Albert Kookesh (Angoon)

• Incumbent Republican Bert Stedman (Sitka)

Communities:

• Sitka

• Haines

• Craig

• Ketchikan

• Wrangell

• Saxman

• Hoonah

• Hydaburg

• Kake

• Kasaan

• Klawock

• Klukwan

• Metlakatla

• Pelican

• Angoon

• Covenant Life

• Elfin Cove

• Game Creek

• Lutak

• Mosquito Lake

• Mud Bay

• Port Alexander

• Whitestone Logging Camp

• Coffman Cove

• Thorne Bay

• Edna Bay

• Hollis

• Hyder

• Loring

• Naukati Bay

• Point Baker

• Port Protection

• Whale Pass

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