Alaska Democrats contesting all but one state Senate seat

Two more Democratic candidates for Alaska Senate were posted late to the official primary election list of the Alaska Division of Elections.

The two, Mikse Willoya-Marx, in Senate District E (Wasilla), and Robert Henrichs, Senate District P (Coastal), show that Democrats are contesting 13 of 14 Senate seats up for election in 2014. Republicans are contesting 11 seats.

Willoya-Marx will face incumbent Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, in November. Henrichs, from Cordova, is challenging incumbent Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak.

The state primary list published online Tuesday showed no new House candidates were added since Monday evening. The filing deadline was 5 p.m. Monday.

Of the 40 House seats up for election, Democrats have filed in 36 and Republicans in 31.

Independents and third-party hopefuls are listed for two Senate and seven House seats, in some cases counting as the only opposition to the major-party candidate for that spot.

Anchorage Daily News