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Hoffman, Stevens, Edgmon, Herron and Guttenberg to represent Y-K


Barack Obama was reelected President of the United States on Nov. 6 after a long, contentious and polarized battle against Mitt Romney. Running on the Democratic Party ticket Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have 332 of the 538 electoral votes and 50.5 percent of the popular votes, according to Mitt Romney as the Republican Party candidate and his running mate Paul Ryan garnered 206 of the electoral votes and 47.1 percent of the popular votes.

U.S. Representative Don Young will continue to represent Alaska in Washington D.C. after defeating Democratic Party candidate Sharon Cissna. Young, the Republican Party candidate and 40-year representative, tallied 65 percent of Alaska’s votes, while Cissna won 28 percent of the votes, according to the state election website.

Running unopposed, incumbent Lyman Hoffman returns to the state senate after taking 96 percent of the votes in District S. Incumbent Gary Stevens will represent Senate District R in Juneau after winning 69 percent of the votes over Robert Henrichs’ 31 percent.

Incumbent Bryce Edgmon returns to the state house for District 36 by taking 55 percent of the votes over Carl Morgan’s 45 percent. Incumbent Bob Herron also returns to Juneau for District 37 after running unopposed and winning 96 percent of the district votes. Also returning to the capital is David Guttenberg who had 45 percent of the votes to Alan Dick’s 40 percent.

Statewide Bonding Proposition A to fund $453.5 million in transportation projects across the state passed with 57 percent of state voters saying yes and 43 percent saying no. The bonds will fund $4 million for Bethel harbor dredging, $3 million for Emmonak port improvements, $1 million for Hooper Bay’s boat harbor, $4.1 million for Newtok Traditional Council for the Mertarvik evacuation road construction and 3.1 million for the Platinum airport runway extension.

The question of whether to call a state constitutional convention was defeated statewide. Across the state 68 percent of the voters said no and 32 voted yes.

House District 36House District 37House District 38StatewideNation
Registered voters who voted40%34%48%
U.S. PresidentObama/Biden (D)2,7412,0053,34641%


Romney/Ryan (R)9841,0941,68954%48%
U.S. RepresentativeDon Young (R)2,8732,1433,05365% 
Sharon Cissna (D)8778631,84128%
Ballot Measure 1Yes1,7451,0403,23632%
Bonding Proposition AYes2,3912,1422,92357%
Senate District RGary Stevens (R)2,18669%
Robert Henrichs (D)1,61731%
Senate District SLyman Hoffman (D)2,7834,09996%
House District 36Bryce Edgmon (D)2,11255%
Carl Morgan (R)1,73845%
House District 37Bob Herron (D)2,70996%
House District 38David Guttenberg (D)2,41245%
Alan Dick (R)2,15940%
Dorothy Shockley76014%


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