The Anchorage Daily News reached out to all 48 candidates to ask about their qualifications, why they’re running and what their top priority would be if elected. Thirty-three replied to the survey.
Ballots went out to about 560,000 voters in late April. The deadline to register to vote or update your mailing address with the state Division of Elections is May 12. In the special primary, which is an all-mail election, ballots must be postmarked on or before election day, which is June 11.
The nonpartisan, open primary is Alaska’s first under a new statewide election system approved by voters in 2020. Voters are being asked to pick one candidate, then mail their ballot back to the Division of Elections by the June 11 deadline. The top four vote-getters in the June special primary will advance to the Aug. 16 special general election, which will use ranked-choice voting to determine who will serve out the rest of Young’s term.
You can read each U.S. House candidate’s response in the links below. Scroll farther down for answers from individual candidates. Find more coverage of Alaska’s 2022 congressional elections here.
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Click on each name to see all of that candidate’s responses
Dennis “Denny” W. Aguayo (nonpartisan) - did not respond
Brian T. Beal (undeclared) - did not respond
Tim Beck (undeclared) - responded only to second part of survey
John T. Callahan (R) - did not respond
Lady Donna Dutchess* (nonpartisan) - did not respond
William “Bill” D. Hibler III (nonpartisan) - responded only to second part of survey
David Hughes* (undeclared) - did not respond
Robert “Bob” Lyons* (R) - did not respond
Anne M. McCabe (nonpartisan) - did not respond
Emil Notti (D) - did not respond
Maxwell Sumner (R) - did not respond
Ernest F. Thomas (D) - did not respond
Richard “Clayton” Trotter (R) - did not respond
Bradley D. Welter (R) - did not respond
Jason G. Williams (undeclared) - did not respond
*Candidates who are also running in Alaska’s regular U.S. House primary election in August