Election Coverage

KCAW Election Coverage

Dead tax bill to animate governor’s race?

Bert Stedman says that, with tax credits, it's "mathematically impossible" to reach the 35-percent top tax rate for oil produced on the North Slope. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Although his bill died in committee, SB 192’s author, Sen. Bert Stedman, still believes there’s a common-sense adjustment to Alaska’s oil tax structure. The Sitka Republican has become a student of the oil industry, and his ideas are influencing the race for governor.

Kreiss-Tomkins: Legislator-in-motion

20140430_JKT_waldholz2In 2013, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins went to Juneau as a 23-year-old novice lawmaker. He returned last week, at the end of his freshman term, as the sponsor of a successful Native languages bill that got national attention. Kreiss-Tomkins is up for reelection in November. He stopped by KCAW to discuss his summer plans, the virtues of sometimes doing nothing, and how to cope with Juneau when you’re a freshman in the minority.

Senate candidate Sullivan talks health care — and dolphins

OUTTRO: DaRepublican Dan Sullivan, with his wife Julie Fate Sullivan. Sullivan hopes to challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz) n Sullivan is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The primary will be held on August 19. The General Election will be November 4.Sullivan, the former Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, is hoping to challenge incumbent Democrat Mark Begich, who is up for reelection this fall. He talked about his role in challenging the President’s healthcare law, the perils of over-regulation – and that time he swam against the Navy’s military dolphins.

In Sitka, Lt. Gov Treadwell talks Senate run

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell stopped in Sitka on Friday, January 24. Treadwell is running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell is seeking the Republican nomination to run against Democrat Mark Begich for the U.S. Senate, in a race that's drawing nationwide attention. Speaking to KCAW during a stop in Sitka, Treadwell talked public lands, personal privacy, and what, exactly he means by his campaign motto, “bringing decision-making home.”

Walker says he’ll be an independent governor

Bill Walker, independent candidate for governor, poses in Raven Radio's record library.Candidate for governor Bill Walker is a long-time Republican. This campaign, he’s an independent candidate.

Sitka 2013 Election: FINAL unofficial results

listenvote_smTuesday, October 1, 2013 is municipal election day in Sitka. Voters in the community went to the polls to elect two assembly members, one school board member, and to decide one ballot proposition. Here are the UNOFFICIAL results from the day's balloting:

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Courtright wants a teacher’s voice on school board

COURTRIGHT_100A teacher at Mt. Edgecumbe High School is competing for a seat on Sitka’s school board. Stephen Courtright teaches music at the state-run boarding school. He says helping make policy for local schools is a way to contribute to the community, and bring in a teacher’s perspective.

Garrison a watchdog for public schools

Garrison_100School board president Lon Garrison has served two terms overseeing Sitka’s schools; this October he’ll ask voters for a third. Garrison, like many board members, was first elected when his kids were in school. Now that his daughters have graduated, he says he’s following his passion, and using experience in policy and legislative advocacy to make a good school district even better.

Swanson wants to see Sitka’s economy grow

fea_swansonAaron Swanson ran for Assembly in 2012. He comes back to the ballot this year with more city government experience, and some goals for Sitka's economic future.