Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

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Alaska State Senate elections, 2014

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Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Alaska State Senate, which is held by Republicans. However, the Republican Party did gain one additional seats, going from 13 to 14 seats. The Democratic Party dropped from seven seats to just six.

Incumbents retiring

A total of six incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
John B. Coghill Ends.png Republican Senate District A
Charlie Huggins Ends.png Republican Senate District E
Fred Dyson Ends.png Republican Senate District F
Bill Wielechowski Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District G
Johnny Ellis Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District I
Lesil McGuire Ends.png Republican Senate District K

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Alaska State Senate:

Alaska State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 7 6
     Republican Party 13 14
Total 20 20

Qualifications

Article II, Section 2 of the Alaska Constitution states: A member of the legislature shall be a qualified voter who has been a resident of Alaska for at least three years and of the district from which elected for at least one year, immediately preceding his filing for office. A senator shall be at least twenty-five years of age and a representative at least twenty-one years of age.

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 5 of the 14 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. Three Democrats and two Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties faced off in the general election in 9 of the 14 districts up for election. Redistricting occurred in 2013, causing many incumbents to change districts.

Primary challenges

No incumbent faced primary competition on August 19. Six incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another six incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Six incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 8 (57.1%) ran for re-election. Because of redistricting, however, only two district races do not feature a current state senator. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and three Republicans, can be found above.

List of Candidates

District A

Note: Incumbent John B. Coghill (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Pete Kelly Approveda - District B incumbent Kelly first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tamara Kruse Roselius: 3,484
Republican Party Pete Kelly: 5,393 Green check mark transparent.png

District C

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Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Click Bishop Approveda - Incumbent Bishop first assumed office in 2012.

Note: Mike Miller withdrew before the primary.[1]

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dorothy J. Shockley: 4,659
Republican Party Click Bishop: 8,424 Green check mark transparent.png

District E

Note: Incumbent Charlie Huggins (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:

Note: Mikse T. Willoya-Marx withdrew before the primary.[2]

Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
Independent Nonpartisan candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael J. "Mike" Dunleavy: 9,048 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Warren Keogh: 4,881

District F

Note: Incumbent Fred Dyson (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia R. Chesbro: 4,117
Republican Party Bill Stoltze: 11,338 Green check mark transparent.png

District G

Note: Incumbent Bill Wielechowski (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Arlington: 2,878
Republican Party Anna I. Fairclough: 9,897 Green check mark transparent.png

District I

Note: Incumbent Johnny Ellis (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Berta Gardner Approveda - District H incumbent Gardner first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Berta Gardner: 8,769 Green check mark transparent.png

District K

Note: Incumbent Lesil McGuire (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clare Ross: 6,531
Republican Party Mia Costello: 8,529 Green check mark transparent.png

District M

Note: Incumbent Anna Fairclough (R) ran for re-election in District G.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Kevin Meyer Approveda - District L incumbent Meyer first assumed office in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Felix E. Rivera: 4,239
Republican Party Kevin Meyer: 9,909 Green check mark transparent.png

District N

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harry T. Crawford, Jr.: 7,938
Republican Party Catherine A. "Cathy" Giessel: 9,657 Green check mark transparent.png

District O

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
Independent Nonpartisan candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Peter A. Micciche: 11,306 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Eric D. Treider: 3,441

District P

Note: Incumbent Dennis Egan (D) ran for re-election in District Q.

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • Gary Lee Stevens Approveda - District R incumbent Stevens first assumed office in 2002.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert "Moose" Henrichs: 3,866
Republican Party Gary Lee Stevens: 9,889 Green check mark transparent.png

District Q

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis Egan Approveda - District P incumbent Egan first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Egan: 12,521 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Williams: 4,753

District S

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lyman F. Hoffman: 8,727 Green check mark transparent.png

District T

Democratic Party August 19 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 19 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald C. "Donny" Olson: 9,379 Green check mark transparent.png

See also

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