2018 Alaska House of Representatives election

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Alaska House of Representatives election, 2018

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40 seats from the Alaska House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
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Leader Charisse Millett Bryce Edgmon
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Leader's seat 25th District 37th District
Seats before 21[a] 17[a] 2[a]
Seats after 23 16 1
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 136,961 99,956 23,074
Percentage 51.60% 37.66% 8.69%
Swing Increase0.36% Decrease1.22 Increase2.44

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Speaker before election

Bryce Edgmon
Democratic

Speaker

Bryce Edgmon
Democratic

The 2018 Alaska House of Representatives election were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with the primary election on August 21, 2018. Voters in the 40 districts of the Alaska House of Representatives elected their representatives. The elections coincided with the elections for other state offices, including the gubernatorial election and the state senate elections. While Republicans nominally gained a majority in the chamber, when the new House convened in 2019, Democratic members formed a coalition with Independents and dissident Republicans to re-elect Bryce Edgmon as Speaker.

Overview[edit]

Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2016
General election — November 8, 2016
Party Votes % Candidates Before After +/–
Republican 136,961 51.60% 36 21 23 Increase 2
Democratic 99,956 37.66% 34 17 16 Decrease 1
Independent 23,074 8.69% 11 2 1 Decrease 1
Libertarian 2,274 0.85% 3 0 0 Steady
Write-ins 3,135 1.18%

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

Alaska's House district 1 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bart LeBon 2,663 49.85%
Democratic Kathryn Dodge 2,662 49.83%
Write-ins Write-ins 17 0.32%
Total votes 5,342 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

After originally being tied, a recount was ordered, which put LeBon ahead by only one vote. On December 5, Dodge appealed the result to the Alaska Supreme Court.[1] However on January 4, the court denied Dodge's appeal, officially making LeBon the winner.[2]

District 2[edit]

Alaska's House district 2 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Thompson (incumbent) 2,340 66.14%
Democratic Van Lawrence 1,186 33.52%
Write-ins Write-ins 12 0.34%
Total votes 3,538 100%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

Alaska's House district 3 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tammie Wilson (incumbent) 4,854 92.14%
Write-ins Write-ins 414 7.86%
Total votes 5,286 100%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Alaska's House district 4 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grier Hopkins 4,356 51.74%
Republican Jim Sackett 3,650 43.35%
Independent Tim Lankin 395 4.69%
Write-ins Write-ins 18 0.21%
Total votes 8,419 100%
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

Alaska's House district 5 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Wool (incumbent) 3,484 53.02%
Republican Kevin McKinley 3,057 46.52%
Write-ins Write-ins 30 0.46%
Total votes 6,571 100%
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

Alaska's House district 6 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Talerico (incumbent) 4,001 59.29%
Democratic Ed Alexander 2,722 40.34%
Write-ins Write-ins 25 0.59%
Total votes 6,748 100%
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

Alaska's House district 7 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Colleen Sullivan-Leonard (incumbent) 5,705 95.23%
Write-ins Write-ins 286 4.77%
Total votes 5,991 100%
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

Alaska's House district 8 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Neuman (incumbent) 5,126 72.29%
Democratic James Chesbro 1,184 16.7%
Libertarian Mark Fish 767 10.82%
Write-ins Write-ins 14 0.2%
Total votes 7,091 100%
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Alaska's House district 9 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Rauscher (incumbent) 5,209 67.49%
Democratic Bill Johnson 1,962 25.42%
Independent James Squyres 515 6.67%
Write-ins Write-ins 32 0.41%
Total votes 7,718 100%
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

Alaska's House district 10 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Eastman (incumbent) 4,524 57.36%
Democratic Patricia Faye-Brazel 1,731 21.95%
Independent Doyle Holmes 1,616 20.49%
Write-ins Write-ins 16 0.2%
Total votes 7,887 100%
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

Alaska's House district 11 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Delena Johnson (incumbent) 5,739 71.76%
Democratic Eileen Patterson 2,217 27.72%
Write-ins Write-ins 42 0.39%
Total votes 7,998 100%
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

Alaska's House district 12 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cathy Tilton (incumbent) 6,099 75.14%
Democratic Stephany Jeffers 1,993 24.55%
Write-ins Write-ins 25 0.31%
Total votes 8,117 100%
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

Alaska's House district 13 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nancy Dahlstrom 3,328 70.96%
Democratic Danyelle Kimp 1,346 28.7%
Write-ins Write-ins 16 0.34%
Total votes 4,690 100%
Republican hold

On December 5, Governor Mike Dunleavy named Dahlstrom the new Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Corrections.[3] 15 days later, Dunleavy appointed former Lt. Governor candidate Sharon Jackson to fill Dahlstrom's seat.[4]

District 14[edit]

Alaska's House district 14 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kelly Merrick 5,485 65.57%
Independent Joe Hackenmueller[b] 2,814 33.64%
Write-ins Write-ins 66 0.45%
Total votes 8,365 100%
Republican hold

District 15[edit]

Alaska's House district 15 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gabrielle LeDoux (incumbent) 1,380 41.64%
Democratic Lyn Franks 1,139 34.37%
Write-ins Write-ins 795 23.99%
Total votes 3,314 100%
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

Alaska's House district 16 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ivy Spohnholz (incumbent) 3,249 55.11%
Republican Stanley Wright 2,618 44.41%
Write-ins Write-ins 28 0.47%
Total votes 5,895 100%
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

Alaska's House district 17 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andy Josephson (incumbent) 3,171 59.47%
Republican Marcus Sanders 2,148 40.29%
Write-ins Write-ins 13 0.24%
Total votes 5,332 100%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

Alaska's House district 18 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harriet Drummond (incumbent) 3,771 64.72%
Republican Anthony Lekanoff 2,034 34.91%
Write-ins Write-ins 22 0.38%
Total votes 5,827 100%
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

Alaska's House district 19 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Geran Tarr (incumbent) 2,531 66.82%
Libertarian Cean Stevens 1,211 31.97%
Write-ins Write-ins 46 6.02%
Total votes 3,788 100%
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

Alaska's House district 20 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Z. Fields 3,738 65.33%
Republican Ceezar Martinson 1,662 29.05%
Libertarian Warren West 296 5.17%
Write-ins Write-ins 26 0.45%
Total votes 5,722 100%
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

Alaska's House district 21 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Claman (incumbent) 4,058 54.55%
Republican Marilyn Stewart 3,364 45.22%
Write-ins Write-ins 17 0.23%
Total votes 7,439 100%
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

Alaska's House district 22 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sara Rasmussen 3,478 47.14%
Independent Jason Grenn (incumbent) 3,031 41.08%
Democratic Dustin Darden 860 11.66%
Write-ins Write-ins 9 0.12%
Total votes 7,378 100%
Republican gain from Independent

District 23[edit]

Alaska's House district 23 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Tuck (incumbent) 2,973 53.13%
Republican Connie Dougherty 2,605 46.55%
Write-ins Write-ins 18 0.32%
Total votes 5,596 100%
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

Alaska's House district 24 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Kopp (incumbent) 4,933 60.25%
Democratic Sue Levi 3,224 39.37%
Write-ins Write-ins 31 0.41%
Total votes 8,188 100%
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

Alaska's House district 25 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Josh Revak 3,637 51.9%
Democratic Pat Higgins 3,356 47.89%
Write-ins Write-ins 15 0.21%
Total votes 7,008 100%
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

Alaska's House district 26 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Laddie Shaw 4,826 62.31%
Democratic Anita Thorne 2,886 37.26%
Write-ins Write-ins 33 0.43%
Total votes 7,745 100%
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

Alaska's House district 27 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lance Pruitt (incumbent) 3,867 50.89%
Democratic Liz Snyder 3,686 48.51%
Write-ins Write-ins 45 0.41%
Total votes 7,598 100%
Republican hold

District 28[edit]

Alaska's House district 28 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jennifer B. Johnston (incumbent) 5,557 54.43%
Democratic Amber Lee 4,628 45.33%
Write-ins Write-ins 24 0.24%
Total votes 10,209 100%
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

Alaska's House district 29 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Benjamin Carpenter 5,550 68.78%
Democratic Amber Lee 2,487 30.82%
Write-ins Write-ins 32 0.4%
Total votes 8,069 100%
Republican hold

District 30[edit]

Alaska's House district 30 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Knopp (incumbent) 6,187 93.83%
Write-ins Write-ins 407 6.17%
Total votes 6,594 100%
Republican hold

District 31[edit]

Alaska's House district 31 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sarah Vance 5,243 54.76%
Independent Paul Seaton (incumbent)[b][c] 4,236 44.26%
Write-ins Write-ins 91 0.95%
Total votes 9,570 100%
Republican hold

District 32[edit]

Alaska's House district 32 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louise Stutes (incumbent) 3,261 53.11%
Democratic Dennis Harris 2,072 33.75%
Independent Sandra Katelnikoff-Lester 767 12.49%
Write-ins Write-ins 40 0.65%
Total votes 6,140 100%
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

Alaska's House district 33 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sara Hannan 5,073 56.54%
Independent Chris Dimond 3,855 42.96%
Write-ins Write-ins 45 0.5%
Total votes 8,973 100%
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

Alaska's House district 34 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andi Story 4,650 53.0%
Republican Jerry Nankervis 4,110 46.85%
Write-ins Write-ins 13 0.15%
Total votes 8,773 100%
Democratic hold

District 35[edit]

Alaska's House district 35 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (incumbent) 4,480 56.86%
Republican Richard Wein 3,367 42.73%
Write-ins Write-ins 32 0.40%
Total votes 7,879 100%
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

Alaska's House district 36 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Daniel Ortiz (incumbent) 4,256 59.77%
Republican Robert W. Siversten 2,793 39.22%
Write-ins Write-ins 72 1.01%
Total votes 7,121 100%
Independent hold

District 37[edit]

Alaska's House district 37 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bryce Edgmon (incumbent) 2,911 64.52%
Republican William W. Weatherby 1,588 35.2%
Write-ins Write-ins 13 0.29%
Total votes 4,512 100%
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

Alaska's House district 38 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tiffany Zullkosky (incumbent) 2,843 55.64%
Republican Darren Deacon 2,252 44.07%
Write-ins Write-ins 15 0.29%
Total votes 5,110 100%
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

Alaska's House district 39 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Neal Foster (incumbent) 4,963 95.92%
Write-ins Write-ins 211 4.08%
Total votes 5,174 100%
Democratic hold

District 40[edit]

Alaska's House district 40 election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lincoln (incumbent) 2,404 59.77%
Independent Patrick Savok 878 21.83%
Independent Leanna Mack 711 17.68%
Write-ins Write-ins 29 0.72%
Total votes 4,022 100%
Democratic hold

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 3 Republicans and 2 Independents joined all 17 Democrats to form a governing coalition
  2. ^ a b Filed as an independent candidate but also received the Democratic nomination in the primary.
  3. ^ Elected as a Republican in 2002 and in every election until 2016, Seaton caucused with the Democrats in the 30th legislature. Facing a competitive Republican primary, Seaton instead filed to run for reelection as an Independent and ran in the Democratic primary, winning the nomination.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bohrer, Becky (December 5, 2018). "Democrat who lost Alaska House race recount plans appeal". Associated Press.
  2. ^ Ballard, Shannon (January 4, 2019). "Alaska Supreme Court upholds Bart LeBon's 1-vote victory". KTVA.
  3. ^ Rivera, Daniella (December 5, 2018). "Gov. Dunleavy announces public safety appointments, promises focus on victims of crime". KVTA.
  4. ^ Quinn, Steve (December 20, 2018). "Dunleavy selects veteran Sharon Jackson to replace Dahlstrom in Alaska House". KVTA.