The Republican District Committee of District 24 (South Anchorage) recently endorsed a primary candidate running against incumbent State Rep. Chuck Kopp.
There are 3,500 registered Republicans in District 24. The Republican Rules call for 14 members to be on the “district committee.” Only six of the 14 positions are actually filled. Eight are vacant. Only three of the six voted to endorse the primary opponent.
According to the Republican Party, six of 14 is a quorum and three is a majority vote on a 14-member committee.
Does this represent the consensus of the 3,500 or the preference of three among them? I have campaigned for Republican candidates for more than 55 years. I am disappointed in the Republican Party.
— John Pletcher
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