Primary Election Results
Update/Correction: As of Sept. 7, the statewide vote on Ballot Measure 1, to increase the maximum residential tax exemption, stood at 50.12 percent voting yes and 49.88 percent voting no.
With all the votes counted in the Aug. 28 primary election, one ballot measure is close and the other failed, and party candidates are selected for November’s general election. Only about 10 percent of eligible voters cast ballots.
Ballot Measure 1, to increase the maximum residential tax exemption,stood at 50.12 percent voting yes and 49.88 percent voting no.
The high-profile Ballot Measure 2 to reestablish a coastal zone management program in Alaska went down with 61.93 percent voting no and 38.07 voting yes.
In the U.S. Representative race, Sharon Cissna won the Democratic candidacy, with 42.85 percent of the votes. Matt Moore had 19.5 percent, Debra Chesnut 14.7 percent, Frank Vondersaar 5.48 percent, and Doug Urquidi 2.68 percent. For the Republicans, 40-year incumbent Don Young took 78.78 percent of the votes. Rivals John Cox got 14.72 percent and Terre Gales 6.5 percent. In the Nov. 6 general election Cissna and Young will run against Libertarian Jim McDermott and nonaffiliated candidates as write ins Clinton Desjarlais, Fletcher Fuller Jr., Ted Gianoutsos and Sidney Hill.
In state Senate District R, Republican incumbent Senator Gary Stevens ran unopposed and took 100 percent (1,892) of his party’s votes. On the Democratic ticket, Robert Henrichs got 100 percent (1,469) of the party’s votes. District R voters will choose between the two in November.
Democratic primary voters in state Senate District S gave incumbent Senator Lyman Hoffman 100 percent (1,807) of their votes. Hoffman will run unopposed in the November general election.
In the state House District 36 election both party candidates ran unopposed on their party’s ticket. Incumbent Democrat Bryce Edgmon took 100 percent (1,144) of his party’s votes, as did Republican Carl Morgan, Jr. (788). The two face off in the general election.
In House District 37, incumbent Democrat Bob Herron received 100 percent (546) of the party’s votes. There were no candidates on the Republican ballot. Herron runs unopposed in the general election.
Both party candidates in state House District 38 election ran unopposed. Incumbant Democrat David Guttenberg took 100 percent (1,250) of his party’s votes, as did incumbent Republican Alan Dick (1,016). The two face off in the general election.
Three candidates file for three Bethel City Council seats
Three Bethel citizens have declared their candidacy for three two-year city council seats in the Oct. 2 election. Incumbents Eric Whitney and Joseph Klejka are running, as is Sharon Sigmon.