By Rick Smeriglio for SCN – With 98.6 percent of precincts having counted and reported their vote tallies, Alaska Division of Elections reported the following election results in races of importance to Seward and surrounding areas. Readers should note that percentages refer to proportion of candidate’s party, not the overall electorate. For clarity, SCN has left out losing candidates within parties as well as candidates from minor parties not garnering significant numbers of votes. The listed pairs of candidates will likely face each other in the general election this coming fall.
Mark Begich, (D) incumbent 83.5 percent
Dan Sullivan, (R) 40 percent
US House of Representatives
Don Young, (R) incumbent 74.3 percent
Forrest Dunbar, (D) 62.9 percent
Governor of Alaska
Sean Parnell, (R) incumbent 75.5
Byron Mallott, (D) 66.8 percent
Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
Hollis French, (D) 61.9 percent
Mayor Dan Sullivan, (R) 70.5 percent
Alaska Senate District O
Peter Micciche (R) incumbent 100 percent
Alaska House District 29
Charles (Mike) Chennault (R) incumbent 100 percent
Rocky Knudsen (D) 100 percent
Ballot Measure No. 1, to repeal or to retain existing state tax on oil production.
Yes, repeal 47.7 percent
No, retain 52.2 percent
Readers should note that over 7,000 votes remain uncounted and some precincts have not yet reported as of 2:12 am Wednesday morning. The percentages and outcome of the vote on Ballot Measure No. 1 could change.